Ingredient Glossary

  • Oleyl Alcohol

    A light oil derived from vegetable sources, used for its emollient properties.
  • Opuntia ficus-indica Stem Extract

    This is an extract from the Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia ficusindica/Indian Fig Opuntia). Like other succulents, the Prickly Pear has adapted to extreme climatic conditions. The “leaves” of the plant are actually stems, known as pads or nopales which hold large amounts of water. This extract has excellent hydrating properties due to its high content of water-binding compounds. It is an exceptionally soothing, calming, protective and hydrating active. It actively helps to promote firmer skin. It helps prevent the formation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) (free radicals) as it is an effective antioxidant.
  • Olive Oil

    Olea europaea

    The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean basin; wild olives were collected by Neolithic peoples as early as the 8th millennium BC. The wild olive tree originated in Turkey. Olive Oil is pressed from olives which are small green or black stone fruits and traditionally associated with the Mediterranean region. Olive Oil has a high level of fatty acids including oleic acid, which nurture skin, leaving it feeling smooth and soft. It contains polyphenol antioxidants which help promote younger-looking skin.
  • Oxybenzone

    Used in sunscreen lotions and creams, this ingredient protects the skin by absorbing harmful UVB–radiation which causes premature ageing and wrinkles; it also has some UVA protection ability.