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Acrylates Crosspolymer-4

Acrylates Crosspolymer-4 is a safe and effective synthetic polymer used for it viscosity building benefits. It is effective at suspending insoluble particles. it is used in our Farmologie body wash and bath soak formulations to provide effective suspension of our 'active' colloidal oatmeal. the colloidal oatmeal is only partly water soluble meaning that the polymer is required to ensure the oats are evenly distributed through the formulation. we have ensured that we have used minimum quantities of this polymer to effectively suspend the colloidal oatmeal. where we use synthetic ingredients for product integrity we carefully select them to ensure they are safe and as mild and gentle as possible for delicate and sensitive skin

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is a safe and effective synthetic polymer used as a thickening agent and stabiliser in some of our emulsion formulations. it helps to enhance the texture ensuring products have a nice feel on application. where we use synthetic ingredients for product integrity we carefully selects them to ensure they are safe and as mild and gentle as possible for delicate and sensitive skin.

Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil

our Baobab oil (also known as the monkey bread tree) is sourced from Ghana where the pod is wild harvested and the seeds are then separated before being cold pressed. Rich in oleic and linoleic acid, which are fatty acids known for dry skin benefits.

Alcohol

Alcohol, also known as ethyl alcohol, is a common solvent and anti-microbial used in a range of cosmetic products. it forms part of one of the surfactant blends used in our wash product formulations. due to the low quantities present in our formulations the alcohol does not have a drying effect on skin.

Alcohol Denat.

Alcohol denat. is a denatured version of ethyl alcohol. denatured means an additive is added to the alcohol to give it a bad taste to prevent people drinking it. it is a common solvent and anti-microbial used in a range of cosmetic products. it is used in our suncare formulations to create fast absorbing light formulations and is needed to overcome the heavy oily nature of the sunscreen filters. due to the moisturising properties of our sunscreen formulations the alcohol denat. does not have a drying effect on skin.

Aloe Barabadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder

we responsibly source our Aloe Vera from the USA and Mexico, where the juice is manually extracted from freshly harvested leaves. the juice is then concentrated using low temperature evaporation to preserve all of its 'active ingredients' Aloe Vera leaf juice is packed with minerals, antioxidants and vitamins and is known for it cooling and soothing properties. Its non-greasy and moisturising properties help to leave skin feeling hydrated and calm.

Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone

One of the 26 fragrance allergen ingredients that must be labelled separately on the ingredients list, in addition to the term parfum (fragrance). this ingredient can be both synthetic or naturally occurring in essential oils.

Amyl Cinnamal

One of the 26 fragrance allergen ingredients that must be labelled separately on the ingredients list, in addition to the term parfum (fragrance). this ingredient can be both synthetic or naturally occurring in essential oils.

Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract

the pineapple is indigenous to South America where they are pollinated primarily by Hummingbirds! we source our Organic pineapple extract from Costa Rica - and has known moisturising and soothing properties.

Aqua (water)

water - the solvent of life. as our bodies comprise of 65% to 70% water it makes sense that the main solvent used in cosmetic products is water.

Argan Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters

Argan Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters is produced from argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil and polyglyceryl-6. this ingredient is used in some of our wash products. Argan Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Ester brings the benefits of the fatty acids found within Argan Oil but allows them to be successfully mixed within water based formulations and whilst ensuring the products still effectively foam to leave skin and hair feeling moisturised and conditioned.

Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour

Our hero ingredient used in our Farmologie range: this is an ECOCERT approved ingredient. Colloidal oatmeal (Avena sativa (oat) kernel) is an oat flour produced by milling and sieving the whole oat grain, including the bran layer. the result is a light cream coloured oat flour. not all oat flour is colloidal oatmeal, to be classed as colloidal oatmeal it must be produced from the whole bran. this is important as it is the bran layer that contains the highest proportion of natural ingredients which have benefits for the skin, including:


•Beta-glucan: this is a sugar which binds water into the skin, making it an even more effective moisturiser.
•Avenanthramides: antioxidants that exist exclusively in oats which help to reduce irritation and redness.
•Lipids and Oils: form a protective barrier in the skin in order to keep out external elements, and help to keep the skin hydrated.
the Colloidal oatmeal we use is sustainably grown in Finland by a co-operative of farmers using sustainable farming methods. the harsh growing conditions, the oat species selection and the farmer’s traditional knowledge and practices ensure a superior quality of oats with high levels of beta-glucan to make them perfect for our products. once harvested, the oats are processed locally using a chemical free patented process to ensure the oat quality is preserved.

Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil

Oat Lipid (Avena sativa (oat) kernel oil) is a rich, natural oat oil with a unique lipid profile. the oats used in our oat oil are sustainably grown in Sweden. the oil is extracted using an environmentally friendly process and is a by-product of the food industry meaning this ingredient is truly sustainable and helping to reduce waste. the one we use is an ECOCERT natural ingredient.
Oat oil is Ceramide rich - identical to skin’s natural ceramide, acts as an occlusive (a skin ‘closer’) and a humectant (a substance used to attract moisture into the skin) absorbing and retaining moisture in the skin.
Ceramides are a family of waxy lipid molecules that help form the skin’s barrier and help skin retain moisture. Ceramides also help the skin protect against environmental aggressors like irritants, and pollution. without a proper ratio of ceramides, the skin’s barrier can become compromised, leading to dryness, itching and irritation. a lack of skin ceramides is often seen with dry and sensitive skin and this is why including a plant oil in our Farmologie range, rich in ceramides was important.
our oat oil locks in moisture by forming a physical barrier on the skin and helps to prevent trans epidermal water loss without leaving the skin feeling greasy. rich in powerful antioxidants vitamin E and linoleic acid it helps to maintain skin’s natural balance by replacing lipids lost in everyday activities.

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Benzoic Acid

Benzyl Alcohol

Benzoic acid is used as a preservative. preservatives are used in products to keep them in good condition and prevent them becoming contaminated during use and in turn prevent our consumers from exposure to harmful microorganisms. this is particularly important with babies and children who are more prone to infections. we select our preservatives carefully, choosing mild broad spectrum preservatives at a relatively low concentration, to ensure our products are effectively preserved to maintain shelf life.

Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

Benzyl Alcohol is both a preservative but is also one of the 26 fragrance allergen ingredients that must be labelled separately on the ingredients list, in addition to the term parfum (fragrance). this ingredient can be both synthetic or naturally occurring in essential oils. preservatives are used in products to keep them in good condition and prevent them becoming contaminated during use and in turn prevent our consumers from exposure to harmful microorganisms. this is particularly important with babies and children who are more prone to infections. we select our preservatives carefully, choosing mild broad spectrum preservatives at a relatively low concentration, to ensure our products are effectively preserved to maintain shelf life.

Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane

Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine is an organic UV sunscreen. this means that it works by absorbing UV light and converting it in non harmful energy. Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine is a broad spectrum UV filter and protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane is an organic UV sunscreen. This means that it works by absorbing UV light and converting it in non harmful energy. Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane is particularly effective at protecting the skin against UVA.

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C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate is used as an emollient and skin conditioning agent, which helps to provide the light, silky texture in our sunscreens Where we use synthetic ingredients for product integrity we carefully select them to ensure they are safe and as mild and gentle as possible for delicate and sensitive skin.

Calcium Pantothenate

Calcium Pantothenate is the salt of Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and works as a hair conditioning agent enhancing the appearance and feel of the hair. Although this is from a synthetic source, it is analogous to vitamin B5 found naturally within foods such as dairy foods and eggs and some plant sources such as sunflower seeds and avocados. Where we use synthetic ingredients for product integrity we carefully select them to ensure they are safe and as mild and gentle as possible for delicate and sensitive skin.

Carbomer

Carbomer is a synthetic polymer used in formulations as a texture enhancer to create viscosity and gel like formulations. Where we use synthetic ingredients for product integrity we carefully select them to ensure they are safe and as mild and gentle as possible for delicate and sensitive skin.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Naturally derived emollients such as caprylic/capric triglycerides are similar to the natural lipids found in skin and work by filling the gaps between the skin cells to improve moisturisation and skin suppleness

Caprylhydroxamic Acid

Caprylhydroxamic Acid is a chelating agent found in our sun cream products. Chelating agents are synthetic compounds that react with ions to form a stable, water-soluble complex, they also have antimicrobial properties to help boost preservation systems. Where we use synthetic ingredients for product integrity we carefully select them to ensure they are safe and as mild and gentle as possible for delicate and sensitive skin.

Caprylyl Glycol

A humectant and emollient, that helps lock moisture into the skin to help keep it moisturised. Humectants attract and hold moisture leaving skin feeling hydrated and prevent skin from drying out.

Cellulose Gum

Cellulose gum in used in our sunscreen products as a viscosity controlling agent and film former to help ensure continuous coverage on the skin.

Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl Alcohol is a naturally derived fatty alcohol which is an emulsifier that also gives a product texture and thickness. An emulsifier is used in a product to ensure that the oil phase and water phase, that would not normally like to mix, form a stable emulsion.

Cetearyl Isononanoate

A naturally derived emollient which leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

Cetrimonium Chloride

Cetrimonium Chloride is a quaternary ammonium salt hair conditioning agent. The ingredient is slightly positively charged whereas the proteins that make up hair are slightly negatively charged, thus ensuring the hair is left feeling both conditioned and static free. There are several different quaternary ammonium salt hair conditioning agents - however Cetrimonium Chloride is known for its very light feel making it great for a conditioner for fine and fly away hair.

Citral

One of the 26 fragrance allergen ingredients that must be labelled separately on the ingredients list, in addition to the term parfum (fragrance). This ingredient can be both synthetic or naturally occurring in essential oils.

Citric Acid

Our skin care products are all pH balanced so they work in harmony with the skins natural pH (pH 5-5.5) and reduce the risk of irritation. The lactic acid is a pH buffer and is used to ensure that the finished pH of the formulation meets our product specification of pH 5-5.5.

Citronellol

One of the 26 fragrance allergen ingredients that must be labelled separately on the ingredients list, in addition to the term parfum (fragrance). This ingredient can be both synthetic or naturally occurring in essential oils.

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil Expressed

Oranges originated in Ancient China, and are now the most cultivated fruit tree in the world with 73 million tonnes of oranges produced worldwide in 2017! Sweet orange - Citrus Aurantium Dulcis - is actually a hybrid of a mandarin and a pomelo, and our essential oil comes from Mexico. It is expressed, which means the peel is literally pressed to release the essential oil, which is what creates the amazing aroma. A ‘cheerful’ oil, it’s fragrance is known to be uplifting and works to combat stress.

Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil

Our grapefruit oil is sourced from the USA. As this is a by-product of the food industry it makes it a truly sustainable oil, helping to ensure there is zero waste. The peel oil is created using the expression method. This is the most natural method of extraction, as it does not involve heat or any extraction chemical. Expressed oils are produced by pressing the peel to physically crush and grind the oil out of the peel. The oil is then filtered to yield the pure grapefruit essential oil we use in our products (Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil). We use it for its fresh zesty aroma.

Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil

Tangerines have been cultivated for thousands of years, and were first brought to Europe through the Port of Tangier hence the name. Our organic tangerine oil comes from Italy and has benefits similar to those of Lavender oil - so soothing and helping to promote healthy sleep. In Chinese Medicine, they believe that tangerine oil controls and stabilises the flow of energy (Qi) of the body, and in Ayurvedic medicine it is regarded as a detoxifying agent helping mental clarity and overall health.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a mild naturally derived amphoteric surfactant. It is derived from the fatty acids from coconut oil. The word surfactant is short for the term ‘surface active ingredient’. They play several important roles in cosmetic products including cleansing by dissolving dirt. When used within our wash formulations, it creates a gentle foam whilst gently cleansing skin and hair without causing irritation.

Coco-glucoside

Coco-glucoside is an exceptionally mild naturally derived non-ionic surfactant. It is derived from coconut and corn. When used within our wash formulations, it creates a gentle foam whilst gently cleansing skin and hair without causing irritation.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract

Our coconut fruit extract is sourced from Sri Lanka and the Philippines and is used in our Aftersun for its skin conditioning properties.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

We source our organic coconut oil from a direct sourcing project in the Philippines. The project involves over 500 farmers who grow and harvest coconuts using traditional organic production methods. Once harvested, the organic coconuts are transported to a local processing facility where they are processed into high quality organic coconut oil. The value is created locally, directly benefiting communities. The oil is produced by cold pressing the flesh found inside the shell of the coconut. The project is helping to support local farmers to improve their livelihoods. By assisting the farmers with technical support and agronomists’ expertise, they access organic premiums for their crops, a welcome supplement to their household incomes. Coconut oil is rich in triglycerides which are naturally found in skin lipids. Skin lipids are critical to maintaining the skin’s protective barriers by preventing water loss & protecting skin from external aggressors. Therefore, plant oils rich in triglycerides help enhance the skin's natural barrier and protect against moisture loss. Coconut oil is quickly absorbed into the skin making it an excellent emollient. The main components of coconut oil are the saturated fatty acids lauric acid & myristic acid and it is rich in vitamin E a natural anti-oxidant.

Coumarin

One of the 26 fragrance allergen ingredients that must be labelled separately on the ingredients list, in addition to the term parfum (fragrance). This ingredient can be both synthetic or naturally occurring in essential oils.

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Decyl Glucoside

Decyl Glucoside is an exceptionally mild naturally derived non-ionic surfactant. It is derived from coconut and corn. When used within our wash formulations, it creates a gentle foam whilst gently cleansing skin and hair without causing irritation.

Dehydroacetic Acid

Dehydroacetic acid is used as a preservative. Preservatives are used in products to keep them in good condition and prevent them becoming contaminated during use and in turn prevent our consumers from exposure to harmful microorganisms. This is particularly important with babies and children who are more prone to infections. We select our preservatives carefully, choosing mild broad spectrum preservatives at a relatively low concentration, to ensure our products are effectively preserved to maintain shelf life.

Dibutyl Adipate

Used in some of our sunscreen products for its skin conditioning and film forming properties. Film forms help ensure continuous coverage on the skin.

Dicaprylyl Ether

Dicaprylyl Ether is a naturally derived emollient used in our sunscreen formulations due to it light skin feel and skin conditioning properties.

Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate

Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate is an organic UV sunscreen. This means that it works by absorbing UV light and converting it into non harmful energy. Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate is particularly effective at protecting the skin against UVA.

Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone

Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone is an organic UV sunscreen. This means that it works by absorbing UV light and converting it into non harmful energy. Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone is effective at protecting the skin against both UVA and UVB.

Disodium EDTA

Chelating agents are compounds that react with ions to form a stable, water-soluble complex, they also have antimicrobial properties to help boost preservation systems. Where we use synthetic ingredients for product integrity we carefully selects them to ensure they are safe and as mild and gentle as possible for delicate and sensitive skin.

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Ethylhexyl Salicylate

Ethylhexyl Salicylate is an organic UV sunscreen. This means that it works by absorbing UV light and converting it into non harmful energy. Ethylhexyl Salicylate is particularly effective at protecting the skin against UVB.

Ethylhexyl Triazone

Ethylhexyl Triazone is an organic UV sunscreen. This means that it works by absorbing UV light and converting it into non harmful energy. Ethylhexyl Triazone is particularly effective at protecting the skin against UVB.

Ethylhexylglycerin

Ethylhexylglycerin is used in our sunscreen formulations as a preservative enhancer to work with the preservatives in the formulation to ensure the products are adequately protected against harmful microbes.

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Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract

The fig plant was one of the first plants to be cultivated by humans. Our organic fig extract comes from Turkey and France, and is extracted from the fruit and leaves of the plant. Extract of fig is an antioxidant and emollient so helps to keep skin & hair smooth and soft.

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Galactoarabinan

Galactoarabinan is used in our sunscreen formulations as a film former to ensure continuous coverage on the skin

Glycerin

Naturally derived humectants such as Glycerin also aid moisturisation. Humectants attract and hold moisture leaving skin feeling hydrated and prevent skin from drying out.

Glyceryl Stearate

Glyceryl Stearate is a naturally derived emulsifier that also gives a product texture and thickness. An emulsifier is used in a product to ensure that the oil phase and water phase, that would not normally like to mix, form a stable emulsion.

Glyceryl Stearate SE

Glyceryl Stearate SE is a naturally derived emulsifier that also gives a product texture and thickness. An emulsifier is used in a product to ensure that the oil phase and water phase, that would not normally like to mix,, form a stable emulsion.

Glycol Distearate

Glycol Distearate is an opacifier to create a slight pearlescent effect in some of the cleansing formulations.

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Gum)

Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is a hair conditioning ingredient which works by smoothing hair cuticles to leave hair looking shiny and to help with detangling.

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Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

A non-fragrant plant oil used for its emollient properties. Rich in linoleic acid (omega 6) it conditions skin and hair. Ours is produced from sunflowers grown in Tunisia and Morocco.

Hexyl Cinnamal

One of the 26 fragrance allergen ingredients that must be labelled separately on the ingredients list, in addition to the term parfum (fragrance). This ingredient can be both synthetic or naturally occurring in essential oils.

Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate

Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate is a skin conditioner derived from olive oil. It has a unique skin feel which creates a long lasting soft and silky feel on skin but with a satin finish so skin does not feel greasy.

Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables

Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate is a skin conditioner derived from olive oil. It has a unique skin feel which creates a long lasting soft and silky feel on skin but with a satin finish so skin does not feel greasy.

Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey

A honey derived ingredient which conditions and moisturises hair. Due to it's hydroscopic nature it is able to effectively bind moisture into hair leaving it feeling smooth.

Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolysed Wheat Protein

Naturally derived hair conditioning agent that imparts body and texture to the hair and increases moisturisation.

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Isopropyl Myristate

Naturally derived skin conditioning emollient that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

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Lactic Acid

Our skin care products are all pH balanced so they work in harmony with the skins natural pH (pH 5-5.5) and reduce the risk of irritation. The lactic acid is a pH buffer and is used to ensure that the finished pH of the formulation meets our product specification of pH 5-5.5

Lauryl Glucoside

Lauryl Glucoside is a mild naturally derived non-ionic surfactant. It is derived from corn and coconut. The word surfactant is short for the term ‘surface active ingredient’. They play several important roles in cosmetic products including cleansing by dissolving dirt. When used within our wash formulations, it creates a gentle foam whilst gently cleansing skin and hair without causing irritation.

Limonene

One of the 26 fragrance allergen ingredients that must be labelled separately on the ingredients list, in addition to the term parfum (fragrance). This ingredient can be both synthetic or naturally occurring in essential oils.

Linalool

One of the 26 fragrance allergen ingredients that must be labelled separately on the ingredients list, in addition to the term parfum (fragrance). This ingredient can be both synthetic or naturally occurring in essential oils.

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Maltodextrin

Maltodextrin is a naturally derived plant based sugar that is used for it's hair conditioning properties.

Mangifera Indicia (Mango) Fruit Extract

Mango tree is native to the Indo-Burmese region, located at the foot of the Himalaya. The earliest reference to mango cultivation is in India around 2000 BC. Mango is known as the ‘Queen of Tropical Fruits’ and has a high vitamin and mineral content. Our mangoes are sourced from South America and Africa.

Melaleuca Alternifoliate (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

Tea tree oil comes from the Melaleuca Tree native to Eastern Australia and we source ours from a co-operative of producers in New South Wales. Tea tree oil is commonly used as a topical antiseptic agent because of its antimicrobial properties, and has been known to reduce inflammation.

Mentha Arvensis (Peppermint) Oil

Organic peppermint essential oil - ours comes from India- is a natural soother of skin and scalp as it has natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, and is also thought to aid dryness and itching.

Microcrystalline Cellulose

An emulsifying and stabilising agent that helps to ensure sunscreen formulations are stable and do not separate.

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Niacinamide

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 and is used as a hair conditioning agent.

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Octocrylene

Octocrylene is an organic UV sunscreen. This means that it works by absorbing UV light and converting it into non harmful energy. Octocrylene is effective at protecting the skin against both UVA and UVB.

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Panthenol

Panthenol is also know as provitamin B5. It is used in our sunscreen formulations for its skin conditioning properties. When applied to the skin panthenol is quickly converted to pantothenic acid which binds water increasing skin hydration.

Parfum (fragrance)

The term parfum (fragrance) is used to represent the fragrance blend used in the product. Fragrance blends can be made up of a mixture of both natural, naturally derived and synthetic ingredients to create the desired scent; we use a blend of all three to create fragrances that are suitable for sensitive skin. The advantages of fragrance blends over neat essential oils is we can create more innovative and complex scents that last while in use on the skin and hair.

Phenoxyethanol

Phenoxyethanol is used as a preservative. Preservatives are used in products to keep them in good condition and prevent them becoming contaminated during use and in turn prevent our consumers from exposure to harmful microorganisms. This is particularly important with babies and children who are more prone to infections. We select our preservatives carefully, choosing mild broad spectrum preservatives at a relatively low concentration, to ensure our products are effectively preserved to maintain shelf life.

Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid

Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid is an organic UV sunscreen. This means that it works by absorbing UV light and converting it into non harmful energy. Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid is effective at protecting the skin against UVB.

Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate

A naturally derived emulsifier. An emulsifier is used in a product to ensure that the oil phase and water phase, that would not normally like to mix, form a stable emulsion.

Polysorbate 20

Polysorbate 20 is a non-ionic surfactant used to solubilise the fragrance and essential oil used in our Baby Bedtime Pillow Spray.

Potassium Sorbate

Potassium Sorbate is used as a preservative. Preservatives are used in products to keep them in good condition and prevent them becoming contaminated during use and in turn prevent our consumers from exposure to harmful microorganisms. This is particularly important with babies and children who are more prone to infections. We select our preservatives carefully, choosing mild broad spectrum preservatives at a relatively low concentration, to ensure our products are effectively preserved to maintain shelf life.

Pyridoxine HCL

Is the salt of vitamin B6 and is used as a hair conditioning agent.

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract

Apples were thought to have been domesticated 4-10,000 years ago in the Tian Shan Mountains in Central Asia, and were brought to Europe along the Silk Road. Our organic apple extract is sourced from Europe and has known skin conditioning properties.

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Rheum Officinale (Rhubarb) Stem Extract

Our rhubarb extract is sourced from France and is included for its hair conditioning properties.

Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract is used in our formulations for its antioxidant properties.

Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract

The Latin name for a red raspberry - Rubus Idaeus - refers to it coming from Mount Ida, which was located near the Ancient Greek city of Troy. Organic Raspberry extract - ours is a native of and comes from Europe - is known as a skin conditioning agent and contains a broad spectrum of antioxidants.

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Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract

Our soapwort extract is included in our nappy cream due to its antimicrobial properties, helping to protect delicate skin. Ours is sourced from Serbia.

Silica

Silica is a naturally derived thickening agent.

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

A derivative of Vitamin C which is used as an antioxidant in some of our formulations.

Sodium Benzoate

Sodium Benzoate is used as a preservative. Preservatives are used in products to keep them in good condition and prevent them becoming contaminated during use and in turn prevent our consumers from exposure to harmful microorganisms. This is particularly important with babies and children who are more prone to infections. We select our preservatives carefully, choosing mild broad spectrum preservatives at a relatively low concentration, to ensure our products are effectively preserved to maintain shelf life.

Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate

A naturally derived emulsifier. An emulsifier is used in a product to ensure that the oil phase and water phase, that would not normally like to mix, form a stable emulsion.

Sodium Chloride

A natural viscosity controlling ingredient, it is added to formulations to help thicken them.

Sodium Citrate

Our skin care products are all pH balanced so they work in harmony with the skins natural pH (pH 5-5.5) and reduce the risk of irritation. Sodium Citrate is a pH buffer and is used to ensure that the finished pH of the formulation meets our product specification of pH 5-5.5

Sodium Coco-Sulfate

Sodium Coco-Sulfate is a mild naturally derived anionic surfactant. It is derived from the fatty acids from coconut oil. The word surfactant is short for the term ‘surface active ingredient’. They play several important roles in cosmetic products including cleansing by dissolving dirt. When used within our wash formulations, it creates a gentle foam whilst gently cleansing skin and hair without causing irritation.

Sodium Gluconate

Chelating agents are compounds that react with ions to form a stable, water-soluble complex, they also have antimicrobial properties to help boost preservation systems.

Sodium Hydroxide

Our skin care products are all pH balanced so they work in harmony with the skins natural pH (pH 5-5.5) and reduce the risk of irritation. The sodium hydroxide is a pH adjuster and is used to ensure that the finished pH of the formulation meets our product specification of pH 5-5.5

Sodium Lactate

Our skin care products are all pH balanced so they work in harmony with the skins natural pH (pH 5-5.5) and reduce the risk of irritation. Sodium Lactate is a pH buffer and is used to ensure that the finished pH of the formulation meets our product specification of pH 5-5.5. It also imparts skin conditioning benefits.

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate is a mild naturally derived anionic surfactant. The word surfactant is short for the term ‘surface active ingredient’. They play several important roles in cosmetic products including cleansing by dissolving dirt. When used within our wash formulation, it created a gentle foam whilst gently cleansing skin and hair without causing irritation.

Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate

Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate is a naturally derived surfactant made from plant based sugars. The word surfactant is short for the term ‘surface active ingredient’. They play several important roles in cosmetic products including cleansing by dissolving dirt. When used within our wash formulation, it created a gentle foam whilst gently cleansing skin and hair without causing irritation.

Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate

A naturally derived emulsion stabiliser and viscosity controlling agent.

Sorbic Acid

Sorbic Acid is used as a preservative. Preservatives are used in products to keep them in good condition and prevent them becoming contaminated during use and in turn prevent our consumers from exposure to harmful microorganisms. This is particularly important with babies and children who are more prone to infections. We select our preservatives carefully, choosing mild broad spectrum preservatives at a relatively low concentration, to ensure our products are effectively preserved to maintain shelf life.

Starch Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

A naturally derived quaternary ammonium hair conditioning agent.

Stearic Acid

A naturally derived long chain fatty acid used for its emulsion stabilising properties.

Sucrose Laurate

Sucrose Laurate is a mild naturally derived non-ionic surfactant. The word surfactant is short for the term ‘surface active ingredient’. They play several important roles in cosmetic products including cleansing by dissolving dirt. When used within our wash formulation, it created a gentle foam whilst gently cleansing skin and hair without causing irritation.

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Tapioca Starch

Tapioca starch is extracted from the roots of the cassava plant and our source is grown in Thailand. We use this ingredient in our Farmologie moisturiser and hand cream as it leaves a soft and mattifying finish on the skin.

Theobroma Cacoa (Cocoa) Seed Butter

Cocoa butter - harvested in West Africa is extracted from cocoa beans which are also used to make chocolate! Cocoa butter, rich in antioxidant vitamin E, melts at body temperature, and leaves a velvety finish on skin once absorbed."

Tocopherol

Also know as vitamin E, we use it in some of our formulations for its skin conditioning and antioxidant properties.

Tocopheryl Acetate

Also known as vitamin E acetate, this is a stable form of vitamin E. We use this in some of our formulations for its skin conditioning and antioxidant properties.

Triacontanyl PVP

Triacontanyl PVP is a safe and effective synthetic polymer which forms a fine film on the skin. It is used in our sunscreen formulations to make them water resistant. Where we use synthetic ingredients for product integrity we carefully select them to ensure they are safe and as mild and gentle as possible for delicate and sensitive skin.

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Urea

Our skin care products are all pH balanced so they work in harmony with skin's natural ph. The urea works as a buffering ingredient to help ensure this pH is maintained.

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Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil

Grape Seed Oil is extracted from the seeds of Vitis Vinifera. The oil is obtained from the seeds by solvent extraction. The oil obtained is then filtered and fully refined by deodorisation and decolouration to produce a high quality pure oil. Rich in omega 6, grapeseed oil it used as a carrier oil in our Baby Oil and Farmologie Body oil as it is easily absorbed into all skin types.

VP/Hexadecene Copolymer

VP/Hexadecene Copolymer is a safe and effective synthetic polymer it forms a fine film on the skin. It is used on our sunscreen formulations to make them water resistant. Where we use synthetic ingredients for product integrity we carefully select them to ensure they are safe and as mild and gentle as possible for delicate and sensitive skin.

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Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum is a natural gum polysaccharide produced from the fermentation of carbohydrates and is commonly used in foods as well as cosmetics. We use Xanthan gum as a thickener and stabiliser in some of our emulsion formulations.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

History & Background

Native to Southeast Asia, Indonesian, Australia, New Guinea and several of the Pacific islands, coconuts have been used by humans for 1000s of years due to the abundance of uses. There are many references of traditional uses of coconuts. Ayrveda refer to coconut trees as ‘Kalpa Vriksha’’ meaning ‘all that is need to live’.

Coconuts are unique from most other fruits due to large quantity of water they contain, coconut water. Ripe coconut fresh can be used as food or processes for oil or coconut milk. The oil from coconuts can be used for both food and cosmetic ingredients. The hard shell can be used for make charcoal, providing a fuel source where as the coconut fibres can be used to household products such as floor mats and brushed as well as filling for mattresses.

Provenance

We source our organic coconut oil from a direct sourcing project in the Philippines.

Coconut is the Philippines third most dominant crop behind rice and corn, such is the importance of coconut farming is considered a heritage industry in the Philippines.  

Sourcing Story

The project involves over 500 farmers who grow and harvest coconuts using traditional organic production methods.

Once harvested, the organic coconuts are transported to a local processing facility where they are processed into high quality organic coconut oil. The value is created locally, directly benefiting communities.

The oil is produced by cold pressing the flesh found inside the shell of the coconut.

The project is helping to support local farmers to improve their livelihoods. By assisting the farmers with technical support and agronomists’ expertise, they access organic premiums for their crops, a welcome supplement to their household incomes.

Ingredient benefits

Coconut oil is rich in triglycerides which are naturally found in skin lipids. Skin lipids are critical to maintaining the skin’s protective barriers by preventing water loss & protecting skin from external aggressors. Therefore, plant oils rich in triglycerides help enhance the skin natural barrier and protect against moisture loss.

Coconut oil is quickly absorbed into skin making it an excellent emollient. The main composition of coconut oil are the saturated fatty acids  lauric acid & myristic acid and rich in vitamin E a natural anti-oxidant.

Ingredient used in

  • Childs Farm Baby Oil
  • Farmologie Body Oil

Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) Peel Oil

History & Background

The grapefruit is believed to originate from Barbados, in the 1700s. It was created via the accidental cross hybridisation between the sweet orange and the pomelo. It was first recorded in 1750 by Griffith Hughes, who called it the ‘Forbidden Fruit’. It was when it was first introduced into Florida in the 1800s that it became known as the grapefruit. The first identification of the pink grapefruit dates back to 1906.

It gets its name due to the fact the fruits grow in clusters similar to how grapes grow. The interior flesh colour comes in a variety of colours white to yellow to pink to red. The pink colour is due to the presence of carotenoid lycopene. Lycopene is the compound found, in high levels, in tomatoes responsible for giving them the bright red colour.

Pink grapefruit is now a favourite with consumers worldwide, thanks to it slightly sweeter taste compared to the tangier white grapefruit variety.

Provenance

We source our pink grapefruit essential oil from Florida, USA.  Quite simply Florida have the best growing conditions for citrus fruits. This is why Florida is the world’s biggest producers of citrus fruits. The citrus growing industry in Florida has been well established for more than 100 years and they not only know how to grow the best pink grapefruits, but they know how to do this sustainably, utilising every part of the plant. 

Sourcing Story

Grapefruit trees do not start producing fruit in any commercial value until they are at least 3 years old. Production yields increase with the tree age, and a well-maintained grove will yield fruit for more than 25 years. The main harvest seasons starts in November. 

Whereas in the UK, we enjoy going to pick our own strawberries, in Florida its residents enjoying going to pick their own grapefruits!

Every part of the grapefruit is utilised, the flesh is used for juice, the seeds are cold pressed for grapefruit seed oil and the peel is used to create the essential oil that we use in our products. As this is a by-product of the food industry it makes it a truly sustainable oil, helping to ensure there is zero waste.

The peel oil is created using the expression method. This is the most natural method of extraction, as it does not involve heat or any extraction chemical. Expressed oils are produced by pressing the peel to physically crush and grind the oil out of the peel. The oil is then filtered to yield the pure pink grapefruit essential oil we use in our products (Citrus Paradisi Peel Oil)

Ingredient benefits

Pink grapefruit oil is known for its clean fresh zingy citrus aroma. We have used this essential oil in our products to provide and uplifting and energising benefits, perfect for helping wake you up in the morning, whilst leaving you feeling clean and fresh.

 

Ingredient used in

  • Farmologie Moisturiser Pink Grapefruit
  • Farmologie Hand Cream Pink Grapefruit
  • Farmologie Body Wash Pink Grapefruit
  • Farmologie Bath Soak Pink Grapefruit

 

 

Colloidal Oatmeal: Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour & Oat Oil: Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil

History & Background

The nutritional benefits of oats are well known. They are considered to be one of the healthiest grains thanks to a well-balanced nutritional composition, rich in carbohydrates and fibre, but also higher in protein and healthy fats compared to most grains. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals. It is for this reason that many of us now include oats within our diets and porridge, once considered a dull and tasteless food, has seen a resurgence in recent years and earned them the status of a superfood!

But did you know that oats also have amazing skin care benefits too:

The first recorded use of oats dates back to around 2000BC, where in Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula oats were used in bathing for their benefits on inflamed skin.

During the 20th Century significant evidence and research has uncovered the true potential of oats in skincare benefits

  • In 1930 – literature on the cosmetic benefits of oats was first published
  • In 1945 – ready to use colloidal oatmeal become available
  • By the 1990s – significant research has demonstrated a range of skincare benefits such as skin hydration, enhanced barrier function and soothing anti-inflammatory effect
  • In 2003 – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved colloidal oatmeal as a skin protectant, one of the few botanical ingredients to approved

Colloidal Oatmeal: Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour

Not all Oat Flours are colloidal oatmeal! Colloidal oatmeal is where the whole oat kernels, including the bran have been taken and finely milled into the flour. The bran is where the majority of the beneficial natural ingredients within the oat are found and it is for this reason that only oat flours produced with the whole kernel including the bran are considered colloidal oatmeal

 

Provenance

For both our Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour (Oat Colloidal) and Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil we have used Nordic Oat. The clean water, pure air and Nordic climate ensure the best quality oats are produced.

Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour (Oat Colloidal) is sourced from Finland.

Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil is sourced from Sweden

Sourcing Story

Collodial Oatmeal – (Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour)

Sourced from Finland, they are grown close to the arctic circle where nothing much grows. However, the oats thrive on the harsh winters and intense summers. In Finland in the summer months it never really gets dark, often referred to as the midnight sun. This is part of the key to quality of our oats.

Additionally, the oat species grown in Finland are chosen specially for their skincare properties. These would not taste great if used for food but are optimised for use in application on the skin.

The species chosen, the unique climate, the traditional farming methods and the farmers commitment to growing sustainably ensures that the finished crop has the highest levels of beta-glucan possible. This ensure that the colloidal oatmeal produced really is superior.

Sustainability is core to the production of this ingredient:

  • Supporting Communities and Social Empowerment: Due to the harsh growing conditions, very little could be successfully grown, therefore the growing and production of oat colloidal provides an income for the local community

 

  • Respecting the environment:

 

    •  The oats are grown by cooperative group of farmers who all uses sustainable, traditional methods to ensure they respect the environment and local flora & fauna

 

    • Respecting the environment: The oats are processed locally to ensure that carbon emission of transportation is minimised, and the drying facility used as part of the processing utilises renewable energy

 

    • The patented process to produce the colloidal oatmeal does not involve the use of any chemicals and has been optimised to ensure efficient extrusion of the oat kernels

 

  • Traceability: The process ensures full traceability down to batch level – this means we can trace back each batch colloidal oatmeal to the farm it was grown on
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