Ingredients Used in Nourishe Skincare
Why we use the ingredients we do - Raw Ingredients & Uses in Nourishe Skincare
Our philosophy is simple - Nourishe Skincare is natural skincare that supports healing, nourishing and provides effective results with medicinal herbs that have been used successfully for centuries. These products are handcrafted with love in small batches using all natural ingredients including medicinal herbs and essential oils to ensure your skin is soothed, moisturised and beautified.
The natural skincare range provides effective results using
chemical free ingredients with no nasties just beneficial ingredients such as
medicinal herbs that have been used successfully for centuries.
My ingredients that I use are natural ingredients with no nasties to soothe & nourish your skin.
Oils, Fats & WaxesThe emollient properties of these are used to soften & soothe the skin. They help maintain moisture, supply essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals to the skin. They are often used as the base of the product.
Apricot kernel oil (Prunus armeniaca) - Apricot Kernel Oil offers
light texture, significant absorption & moisture retention without
leaving an oily feeling. Nourishing
and revitalizing properties popular in for dry or aged skin. It is beneficial in relieving the
itchiness and is suitable for sensitive skin. High in oleic acid and rich
in Vitamin A and minerals.
Carrot oil (Daucus carota) - Carrot oil is full of beta
carotene (vitamin A). It helps with cell regeneration, is beneficial
after injuries to reduce scars, replenish, rebuild and rejuvenates skin. It is a very effective treatment of various skin burns, eczema and
dermatitis, as well as having the ability to lessen the visibility of wrinkles
and uneven skin tone. Rich in essential fatty acids which greatly benefit the
skin through improved moisturisation, elasticity, and softness. Contains beta-carotene, which is a key
nutrient for maintaining healthy skin and assisting skin cell renewal and
repair. Beta-carotene also helps to
repair and protect the skin from various forms of sun damage.
Coconut triglycerides (caprylic/capric triglyceride) Helps condition the skin providing noticeable silkiness, contains anti-oxidant properties, high in essential fatty acids and offers the skin nurturing benefits. Especially suited to sensitive skin. It is made by specialized esterification of Coconut Oil using just the Caprylic and Capric Fatty Acids creating a light, silky oil, feel that is not at all greasy / oily feeling on the skin due to the skin loving nature of the specific fatty acid esters not seen with common Fractionated Coconut Oil, or other carrier oils.
Evening primrose oil (Oenothera
biennis) – High
in gamma-linoleic acid and
linoleic acid essential for cell structure and to improve the elasticity of the
skin. It is beneficial as an anti-aging
support. It is an anti-inflammatory and useful in the management of
psoriasis, eczema, acne, dry skins, strains and muscle tears.
Organic cocoa butter (Theobroma cacao) - moisturising, improves skin health, supports aging, soothes, softens, reduces inflammation, high concentration of antioxidant compounds, including oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. Helps to neutralize free radicals especially in the skin, reducing the occurrence of oxidative stress, cocoa butter can help reduce the signs of aging, including wrinkles and age marks. Research has also shown cocoa butter to reduce the appearance of scars on the skin and help to boost overall skin health.
Organic Jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis) – Highly penetrating wax, closely resembling human
sebum. It is easy absorbing and provides
amazing moisturising qualities.
The oil reaches deep to destroy bacteria and dissolve dried sebum, it
revitalises, soothes, and regenerates the skin.
Suitable for sensitive, oil, young, dry and aging skin. Providing
effective treatments for a variety of skin conditions. Jojoba also carries
natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, hypoallergenic and analgesic qualities
and is high in vitamin A, D & E.
Organic Shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii) - moisturising lipid (fat) that helps alleviate a variety of
skin conditions and provide suppleness to the skin. Unrefined Shea butter
contains Vitamins A, K, E and F, minerals and antioxidants, can be used
externally or internally. Natural
occurring Vitamins in Shea butter help the skin stay clear and healthy, they
help heal and prevent sun damage to the skin, prevent wrinkles and facial lines
(which makes Shea butter great for anti ageing). Vitamins in unrefined Shea
body butter protect the skin and rejuvenate tissue cells (this also means they
help treat damaged skin conditions and skin irritations). Shea butter is
effective for scars, dark circles around your eyes, visible spider veins and
stretch marks, extremely dry skin, chapped skin, eczema, and psoriasis.
Rosehip oil (Rosa rubignosa) - regenerative qualities, improve the appearance of stretch marks and scars,
effective for use on ageing and dehydrated skin, and works to hydrate, rebuild
and replenish the skin. Rosehip is an effective treatment of various skin burns,
eczema and dermatitis, as well as having the ability to lessen the visibility
of wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Rich in essential fatty acids which greatly
benefit the skin through improved moisturisation, elasticity, and softness. Contains beta-carotene, which is a key
nutrient for maintaining healthy skin and assisting skin cell renewal and
repair. Beta-carotene also helps to
repair and protect the skin from various forms of sun damage. Rosehip is a rich
source of vitamin A (retinol) and vitamin C, contains flavonoids, o-ketonic
compound (3-penten-propyl-ketone), as well as trans-retinoic acid, moisturing,
(Helianthus annus) – High in antioxidants and rich in vitamin E, it helps to improve
the skin health and regenerate skin cells, neutralize free radicals - keeping
them from destroying or damaging healthy cells. Sunflower oil helps reduce
scars, and supports a healthier natural glow to your skin.
Glyceryl stearate - Acts as a lubricant on the skin's surface,
which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It also slows the loss of water from the skin
by forming a barrier on the skin's surface. - Low hazard for
health. Plant derived, biodegradable.
Cetearyl alcohol - A mixture of two 'fatty' alcohols, Cetearyl Alcohol is an emollient (moisturizer) and a viscosity increasing agent (increases the 'thickness' of a substance). Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable.
Sodium stearoyl glutamate – Skin conditioning agent. Low hazard for health. Plant derived,
Vegetable glycerine - present in all natural lipids (fats). It draws moisture up through skin layers and
slows or prevents excessive drying and evaporation. It is especially used for
people with skin irritations. Low hazard
for health. Plant derived, biodegradable
Herbs used in Infused Oils
Also called macerated oils. These are made by soaking the dried herbal matter in the base oil for an extended period of time, to allow the active constituents of the plant to pass into the oil. The plant matter is then strained out of the oil and the infused oil is used as a base in creams or oil products made by Nourishe Skincare.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) - It is rich in Vitamin E and
C which promotes skin healing and supports collagen growth. Calendula is an antiseptic, healing,
soothing, anti-inflammatory plant used to treat itching, flaking, weeping skin
conditions, burns, rashes, inflammation and sensitive skin.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) –Comfrey has a high content of vitamin C, carotene, B12, chlorophyll and calcium. The
extract also contains allatoin, which helps stimulate new cell growth,
accelerate healing and soothe inflamed or irritated skin. It contains gamma
linoleic acid (essential fatty acid useful in reducing and fading old scars,
and soothing dry and damaged skin.
Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) – Supports circulation in the skin
and is beneficial for healing, encouraging new cell growth, reducing skin
irritation and providing anti-inflammatory actions.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) – Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory it is excellent in fighting acne,
reducing the swelling and redness. It is also known for increasing the flow of
oxygen and nutrients to skin cells, boosting their renewal process, thus
reducing the signs of aging.
(Glycyrrhiza glabra) – Anti-inflammatory & antioxidant. It
contains constituents that interrupt the stimulation of an enzyme that
activates melanin production, so can be effective for improving dark spots and
hyperpigmentation. Shown to have
efficacy against acne-causing bacteria. Contains glabridin which is a potent
antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient, which supports sensitive, &
helps reduce reddened skin and pigmentation. Licorice is very effective for
soothing eczema and dermatitis due to its natural cortisone properties.
seed oil (Limnanthes alba) - Contains over 98% long-chain fatty acids, when applied to
the skin, it forms a moisture barrier and will assist the skin with preventing
moisture loss moisturizing, and maintain moisture retention in the skin.
grape (Berberis aquifolium) - Antibacterial, soothing, calming on
the skin & helps reduce & heal eczema and psoriasis.
St John (Hypericum perforatum) – Helps reduce inflammation,
irritated skin conditions, burns, bruises, nerve pain & supports wound
healing (Can cause some sun photosensitivity)
Are used topically so they can penetrate and absorb into the
skin to provide beneficial effects, they also absorb into the bloodstream and
are inhaled which means they also benefit us on an emotional level.
I do not use any synthetic fragrances.
Frankincense (Boswellia ssp.) – Frankincense has anti-aging qualities helping improve the
tone of aging skin, antiseptic, astringent, regenerative and skin healing
properties that assists in healing wounds, supporting the skins integrity,
reducing scars, balancing the sebum and
reducing skin inflammation, it also helps support anxiety and stress.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) – Antiseptic, astringent, & skin healing
properties. Helps balance sebum making it useful for oily or
combination skin complexions, It encourages wound healing, improves broken
capillaries, spider and varicose veins and helps nourish and re-hydrate dry and
mature skin. Geranium is an uplifting,
mood regulator, beneficial in stress, balancing hormones and relaxing.
Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum) – Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and skin healing
properties. Beneficial for balancing skin, supporting dry or irritated skin,
improves the condition of mature skin & is an aphrodisiac and is beneficial
for mood support
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) – Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and has skin healing properties that is
excellent in fighting acne, reducing the swelling and redness. It is also known
for increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to skin cells, boosting their
renewal process, thus reducing the signs of aging and burns. It is great to soothe inflamed skin
conditions such as eczema dermatitis, psoriasis, helping skin heal and reducing
itchiness. Lavender is harmonising and
calming on the nervous system, helps reduce stress, irritability, pain and
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) – Carminitive & depurative. Mandarin helps reduce stretch marks, fluid
retention and reduce acne, it is very calming and soothing builds confidence
and brings happiness.
Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara) - Antifungal, antimicrobial. It helps reduce scars, redness, irritation,
beneficial for all skin types especially dry, sensitive skin and broken
capillaries. Neroli helps support immunity, is a mood elevator, very calming,
and lifts the spirits.
Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) – The gentlest of the essential oils, beneficial for sensitive, red or dry
skin. It is used for pain and
inflammation, to calm tension and anxiety.
Rose (Rosa damascene) - Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic,
aphrodisiac, astringent. It is an excellent emollient, softening and hydrating
the skin, ideal for all skin types - especially mature & sensitive
skin. With its astringent properties it
is beneficial for treatment on broken capillaries, redness &
inflammation. Rose oil Improves skin
texture & is a mood elevator.
Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata var.) - Antiseptic, circulatory, helping soften and
balance moisture in the skins sebum.
Calms nervous tension and supports positive mood.
are added into anything that is susceptible to bacterial growth (skin care,
cosmetics & food). I only use natural preservatives.Benzyl alcohol - Benzyl Alcohol is an organic alcohol found in many fruits and teas used
as a preservative.
Dehydroacetic acid (ecocert approved
preservative) is used
as a preservative to stop anything growing in the creams, antibacterial and
Vitamin E (tocopherol) – Antioxidant that prevents oxidation and rancidity of oils by
protecting against free radicals that can lead to damage of collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines
and wrinkles and other
environmental damaging effects.
provides a moisture factor in products.
Ground Almond (Prunus
amygdalus dulcis) – High in antioxidants and essential fatty
acids, ground almonds gently exfoliate the unwanted dead skin cells from your
skin allowing fresh smooth skin to shine through leaving it smooth and healthy.
At Nourishe Skincare we do not use any nasties like can be neurotoxic and can cause headaches, mood swings, depression, dizziness and skin irritation (they are also very common triggers of asthma attacks). We don't use petroleumcarcinogenic may irritate the skin and respiratory tract and has been linked to liver damage and we don't test on animals.
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