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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Sage

Sage

Sage Extract is an anti-inflammatory, gentle astringent. An extract of the plant is particularly useful for oral complaints such mouth ulcers and other conditions. Sage Oil is used as an embrocation for sore and aching muscles, and in cases of rheumatism and sciatica as has a warming and softening effect on the body.

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Sandalwood

Sandalwood

The aroma of sandalwood is a rich woody oriental note, which is very relaxing. Sandalwood Extract is the Red Sandalwood rather than the other commonly used White Sandalwood. Used as a skin softener, to improve circulation in the skin, and as a skin protectant. It is also anti-inflammatory and wound healing. It is often a useful ingredient in post shave products to soothe the skin. Sandalwood Oil is used to treat dry, inflamed or irritable skin. It is antiseptic and is used externally for the treatment of problem skin conditions as it is effective in balancing the skin.

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Sea Algae

Sea Algae

The term algae is normally used to denote a complex mixture of many seaweeds. Seaweeds contain much higher levels of minerals than terrestrial plants and also contain a rich selection of trace elements, amino acids, short chain proteins and polysaccharides. The polysaccharides are of particular importance, as these natural sugars can have a profound benefit on the skin, especially for increased moisturisation, skin smoothing and skin softening. Sea algae are also known to reduce inflammation of the skin and increase hydration.

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Sea Fennel

Sea Fennel

Sea Fennel is found in coastal regions and prefers to grow among rocks exposed to the wind and salt spray. It is rich in vitamin C and mineral salts, and is often used for its brightening effects upon the skin.

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Sea Lettuce

Sea Lettuce

Sea Lettuce is rich in minerals and vitamins A and C. It energises the skin, as well as protects, soothes and softens.

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Sea Salt

Sea Salt

Sundried sea salts have a superbly softening effect on the skin and as they do not draw moisture from the body. Sea salt is a complex blend of minerals and beneficial trace elements, which means it has a remineralising and hydrating effect on the skin. It is also helpful for wound healing.

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Shea Butter

Shea Butter

Shea butter reduces puffiness and protects and nourishes the skin. It is very similar in benefits to cocoa butter. It is a rich skin emollient, which is used traditionally to accelerate wound healing and therefore is often used in the treatment of burns, dermatitis, wounds, and inflammatory skin conditions. The butter melts at body temperature and is quickly absorbed by the skin to leave it soft and supple.

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Soloman's Seal

Soloman's Seal

Soloman’s Seal is an associated herb of the Lily family, it has long roots and stems and flowering tops. Saponosides from the rhizome of Solomon’s Seal have veinotonic properties, and when combined with Arnica and Cypress Berry extracts, this synergistic blend helps to improve microcirculation and soothe and protect reddened, blotchy skin.

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Spearmint Oil

Spearmint Oil

Similar to peppermint but with a more energising aroma and lighter action. It has a softer taste and odour and unlike peppermint it does not contain menthol. Spearmint is known for its astringent, antiseptic and cooling properties on the skin. It is often used in the treatment of oily or acne prone skin, as well as to cool and soothe.

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Summer Snowflake Bulb

Summer Snowflake Bulb
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Summer Snowflake Bulb Extract – is a unique certified organic natural extract from Summer Snowflake Bulbs in its dormant stage. It helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and helps to slow down cell proliferation for a younger looking skin.

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Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet Almond Oil is a clear, almost colourless oil that moisturises and protects the skin from loss of hydration. It is fast penetrating and does not leave a greasy residue.

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Sweet Orange Oil

Sweet Orange Oil

Sweet Orange Oil is obtained from sweet orange fruit peel and the essential oil captures the freshness of freshly peeled oranges. It is effective in reducing stress, relaxing the mind and body and to improve the power of concentration. It is also anti-inflammatory and antiseptic on the skin, as well as an aid in digestion.

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