Rose Absolute and Seaweed Moisturiser * Due to new academic research, CoQ-10 added at 2% - April 2022.
A luxurious moisturising cream, that immediately leaves skin smooth and plumped, without an oily feel. It is formulated to improve skin with depleted firmness and elasticity and naturally scented with a beautiful Damask Rose absolute oil.
One pot contains all 10 essential skin care ingredients:
Using three hydrosols as a base, instead of plain water, these botanical properties enhance the carefully balanced, active ingredients.
These go to work, strengthening the skin. Water and lipid hydration are taken care of on the surface and deeper in the skin layers. Sun damage too is dealt with on the top layers whilst deeper in the skin the melanin making ‘message’ is interrupted. This stops the dark patches returning after the top layers have been sloughed off.
Small particles are used to take the vitamins, minerals, peptides and ceramides deep enough to work. Skin over thirty and especially that undergoing menopausal stress, needs to increase and sustain depleted vitamins and minerals to help revive collagen and elastin. This is addressed using powerful antioxidants to slow the degradation and adding a combination of active ingredients to bolster stores and allow better transmission within the skin.
Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), This is a gentler alternative to retinol and causes less irritation. It is the skin itself that turns it into Retinoic Acid which is necessary for skin repair. This can really boost new skin cell growth and improves the UV damage in skin. Other ingredients work with it to improve scaly areas and help to normalise sebum production.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Sodium Hyaluronate (SH): Necessary to achieve well-hydrated skin. Produced naturally in skin, but it reduces markedly over the age of thirty, especially during and after menopause. The effects of naturally extracted HA, (from algae) helps the skin surface look fresher and plumped whilst the smaller molecule HA and sodium hyaluronate work on restoring the skin’s own reserves. If only large molecule hyaluronic acid is applied, hydration can be pulled from the skin, in dry conditions. When skin is well-hydrated, it is much easier to reduce inflammation and repair damage.
C0Q-10: Ubiquinone - one of the most significant lipid antioxidants, naturally produced by the body, often depleted by 30 and very low in people over fifty or after illness.. It regenerates cells and prevents the generation of free-radicals. It can significantly help restore collagen and elastin.
Niacinamide (B3) An often over-looked skin vitamin; this works longer-term to strengthen the skin, reduce enlarged pores and fade hyper-pigmentation.
Vitamin E Helps in skin barrier repair and provides antioxidants.
Syn-Coll Peptides: A precious peptide (actually a tripeptide!) made up of amino acids, essential in restoring collagen in skin. Studies show that 1-2% in a product is the optimum amount - it is here at 2%.
Dihydrocurcumin: A free-radical scavenger which has improved collagen deposition and increased fibroblast production. New to this formulation, but earns its place.
Panthenol (B5): A humectant, helping to keep skin plumped and hydrated
Rose Hydrosol: Rehydrates dry skin and balances sebum production; helpful for acne and dry skin. Reduces UV damage and hyperpigmentation.
Algae Hydrosol: Very high in natural hyaluronic acid, for moisturising skin. Contains natural UV protection.
Rose Absolute oil: This is remarkably good at healing scars - including those left by acne, hyper-pigmentation and sun damage.
Frankincense oleoresin: This contains Boswellic acid (the essential oil does not), excellent for photo-aged skin and calms inflammation. Also useful for skin prone to acne.
Aloe Vera: A good moisturiser and skin-soother, used in combination, it can help fight collagenase, which destroys collagen.
Plant Keratin: This helps sooth skin and improve hydration. A good alternative to animal keratin.
Green Tea Extract: A powerful antioxidant, thanks to the epigallocatechingallate (EGCG, especially good for UV damaged skin. A natural source of vitamin: B, C and E, it helps prevent free radical damage, protects and revitalises skin and has antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
Calendula Extract: Very soothing and moisturising due to the high level of carotenoids; especially good for sensitive skin.
Chamomile Extract: Due to its high levels of a-bisbolol, a sesquiterpene, this is very soothing and anti-inflammatory; good for acne and scaly patches.
Cornflower Extract: High in flavonoids and sesquiterpenes, this keeps the skin supple. High in polyphenols which balance sebum production. A good antioxidant.
Evening Primrose Extract: Especially good at calming any redness and skin irritation.
For very oily skin, or skin prone to ‘break-out’ when in contact we offer serums to address this.
Available in 50ml and 150ml - All are boxed.
All our products are regularly tested and based on the feedback, we continually appraise and will update and improve where we can. Any new additions are posted at the top of the page, with dates of inclusion.
Full Ingredients List:
Rosa damascena and Rosa gallica flower distillate; Lonicerae peliclymenum flower distillate; Fuchus vesiculosus distillate; Cocos nucifera seed butter; Mangifera Indica seed butter; Stearyl alcohol; Butyrospermum parkii butter; Centaurea cyanus flower extract and glycerin; Nicotinamide; Aleurites moluccanus seed oil; Achillea millefolium extract and glycerin; Oenothera biennis extract and glycerin; Echinacea purpurea flower extract; Vinifera seed oil; Glyceryl monostearate; Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5; Glutamine; Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10); Dimethicone; Cetearyl alcohol and PEG 20; Camellias chinensis leaf extract and glycerin; Retinyl palmitate; Behentrimonium methosulfate and Cetyl alcohol and Butylene glycol; Lactic acid; Lonicerae peliclymenum flower extract and glycerin; Persea gratissima oil; Panthenol; Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate; Polysorbate 80; Argania spinosa kernel; Achillea millefolium leaf extract and glycerin; Cyclomethicone; Oenothera biennis flower extract and glycerin; Prunus armeniaca kernel oil; Inulin; Rubus idaeus seed oil; Phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin; Hydrolysed milk protein; Sclerocarya birrea seed oil; Calendula flower extract; Cucurbita pepo seed oil; Cannabis sativa seed oil; Argania spinosa kernel oil; Urea; Hyaluronic acid; Salvia hispanica seed oil; Palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7; Nicotinamide; Zinc oxide; Tetrahydrocurcumin; Sodium hyaluronate; Kojic acid; Avena sativa flour; Rosa canina fruit oil; Carapa guaianensis seed oil; Borago officinalis seed oil; Punica granatum seed oil; Allantoin; Aloe vera leaf powder 1/200.