Our Skin Care Product Ingredients
The ingredients we use in Tease Botanix products have been listed to reassure you we ARE using amazing botanical extracts, natural cold-pressed plant/fruit oils* in combination with extra anti-oxidants to help keep your skin in tip-top condition:
Allantoin - Naturally occurring in Comfrey, soothes skin and stimulates healthy normal skin tissue formation.
Avocado* - (Prunis Gratissima) - Nourishing, emollient, restoring & soothing. High in natural Vitamins A & D, Lecithin & Potassium.
Blackcurrant - Anti-oxidant properties.
Burdock Root - (Articum Lappa) - Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Calendula - Caledula Officinalis)- Healing, anti-inflammatory properties.
Camellia - (Camelia Oleifera) - Rich in anti-oxidants, which destroy cancer-causing free radicals.
Capric Caprylic Triglyceride - Coconut oil, also known as coconut butter.
Carrot - Rich in beta-carotene.
Cedarwood - (Cedrus Atlantica) - Anti-inflammatory.
Cetearyl Alcohol - Emollient, thickener, derived from coconut fatty alcohol - helps keep the skin moisturized & is found in plant waxes. As a ‘low’ alcohol, products containing Cetearyl Alcohol can be labeled as ‘Alcohol free’.
Chamomile* - Matricaria Chamomilla – Anti-inflammatory, calming, soothing.
Coconut - (Cocos Nucifera) - Nourishing & emollient.
CoEnzyme Q10 - A fat-soluble vitamin like substance, combined with Vitamin E. This coenzyme is vital to the production of energy within skin cells, and helps support the bodys' natural defences against the damaging effects of free radicals. Can help with cell turnover and reduce the depth of wrinkles due to photo-aging.
Cucumber – Cucumis – Cooling, soothing, reduces puffiness.
Echinacea - Reputed to have anti-tumor, anti-virus properties. Stimulates the immune system and heals wounds.
Ethylhexylglycerine - A preservative enhancer derived from vegetable glycerin used to help prevent bacterial and mould degradation in skin care products, mixed with Phenoxyethanol.
German Chamomile* - (Anthemis Nobilis) - Anti-spasmodic, sedative properties.
Ginseng - (Panax Ginseng) - Reduces inflammation. Activates cell metabolism. Reputed to delay signs of aging.
Glycerin - Plant sourced, derived from coconut. Glyceryl Mono Stearate - Made from stearic acid and glycerin, used as a co-emulsifer.
Gotu-Kola - Centella Asiatica – Improves tensile strength of skin, stimulates collagen synthesis, regenerating, vitalising and healing.
Green Tea - (Camellia Sinensis) - Strong anti-oxidant, destroys free-radical. Reduces swelling.
Hibiscus - Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis – Improves skin flexibility and elasticity, increases moisture levels, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory.
Hyaluronic Acid - A naturally occurring polysaccharide (large sugar molecule) compound. Provides protection to cell structure of the skin, raises moisture levels and smooths down age lines. Most powerful moisturizer & humectant known so far, provides smoothness & softening to the skin, excellent anti-wrinkle effects, promotes growth of new skin cells after peelings, supports wound healing. Biotechnologically produced from glucose, soy peptone & yeast extract (does not contain any animal products). Responsible for tissue hydration, lubrication, & tissue stability, holds 500 times its own weight of water.
Iris - Iris Florentina – Increase moisture retention, stimulating, regenerating, refines.
Jasmine* - Jasminum Officinale – Anti-depressant, relaxant, sensual, soothing, calming.
Jojoba* - Simmondsia chinensis – feels like natural skin sebum, absorbs well, softening.
JuniperBerry* - (Juniperus Communis) - Astringent, detoxifying, purifying.
Lavender* - (Lavendula Angustifolia) - Anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, balancing, calming, soothing, relaxing.
Lotus - Nelumbo Nucifer – Calming, soothing, awakening, anti-aging, repairing, restoring, exotic.
Manuka - (Leptospermum Scoparium) - Anti-microbial, anti-bacterial. Marine Algae - Microalgae derived from "nannochloropsis oculata" combined with a polysaccharide. Used as a skin tightener by strengthening skins' connective tissue. Is also known to stimulate natural collagen and protect human fibroblasts from oxidative stress.
MeadowFoam – (Limnanthes Alba) – Potent natural anti-oxidant, skin softener, helps prevent moisture loss.
Milk Thistle - (Silybum Marianam) - Exhibits anti-oxidant properties.
Multi-Fruit AHA – (AHA) Compound made from the extracts of Bilberry, Orange, Lemon, & Sugars. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA's) work mainly as an exfoliant. They cause the cells of the epidermis to become "unglued" allowing the dead epidermal skin cells to slough off, making room for regrowth of new skin.
Neroli* - Citrus Aurantium – Balancing, stimulating, aphrodisiac
Nettle - (Urtica Dioica) - Anti-inflammatory.
Oats - (Avena Sativa) - Anti-irritant, anti-itch properties. Moisturises skin, & maintains its' protective function.
Olive - (Olea Europaea) - Nourishing, emollient, restoring & soothing. Very high in Oleic Acid.
Palmerosa* - (Cymbopogon Martinii) - Enhances colour, shine and softness. Hydrating, anti-septic, balancing, stimulating.
Patchouli* - (Pogostemon patchouli) - Balancing, calming.
Pomegranate - Punica Granatum – Nourishing, balancing, restorative, simulates collagen production.
Phenoxyethanol - An organic chemical compound. Combined with Capric Caprylic Triglyceride and d-Alpha Tocopherol it is known as Rose Ether, and used as a preservative. Total preservative use is 1% only - but its totally necessary.
Red Clover - Trifolium Pratense – Speeds healing, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, soothes.
Rose Geranium* - (Pelargonium Graveolens) - Balancing.
Rose* - Rosa Centiflolia – Balancing, calming, luxurious, sensual.
Rosehip* - (Rosa Rubiginosa) - Rosehip seed oil, Rejuvenating, repairing. High in natural vitamins A & C, Omega 6 & 3.
Safflower - (Carthamus Tinctorius) - Nourishing, emollient & soothing.
Sclerotium Gel - A thickener derived from the yeast grown on a glucose sugar culture, known as a polysaccharide gel.
Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate - Sodium salts and other salts of related acids, formed by the esterification of stearic acid with lactic acid and neutralized to the sodium salts.
Stearic Acid - Plant sourced, a waxy natural fatty acid, thickener and emulsifier.
Strawberry - Fragaria Vesca – Cleansing, purifying, clarifying. Useful for problematic skins.
Sunflower - (Helianthus Annuus)- Nourishing, emollient & soothing.
Vitamin A - (Retinyl Palmitate) - Nourishes the skin, counteracts inflammations and protect cell membrane (& other structures within cells) form damage caused by free-radials.
Vitamin B - (D-panthenol) - Potent moisturiser, softens the skin. Soothes, anti-inflammatory, and promotes cell turnover. Gives hair moisture & shine, helps reduce split ends.
Vitamin C - (Ascorbyl Palmitate) - Helps restore smooth surface to aging skin. Powerful anti-oxidant, free radial scavenger, and stabliser. Essential nutrient in the formation of collagen.
Vitamin E - (d-Alpha Tocopherol) - Strong anti-oxidant. protects skin from damaging effects of reactive oxygen radicals (free-radicals) and UV rays. Promotes wound healing and improves the surface of the skin. Can increase the SPF of products.
White Willow - (Salix Alba) - Contains salicylic acid and enhances cell turnover. Exhibits anti-microbial activity.
Ylang-ylang* - (Cananga Odorata) - Anti-depressant, sedative, aphrodisiac, balancing.
Please note * means Certified Gold Label or Certified Organic :-)