A look into some of the natural ingredients we use to produce 100% naturally sourced and effective products for your health and wellbeing. At Better Nature we believe in Better Ingredients, Better Science and Better Living.
Ingredients from A to Z
Agar Agar - is made from seaweed and softens and moisturises the skin; it also helps thicken and bind other ingredients together. Rich in minerals, this seaweed boasts calcium, magnesium, iron and copper.
AHA Fruit Acid - is derived from sugar cane and citrus fruits. AHA works exfoliating and effectively removed dead skin cells and make room for new, healthy cells. The acid cleanses pores in depth and minimising unevenness in skin and face.
Aloe Vera - is a succulent plant that grows wild in tropical climates. Aloe Vera contains something called proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin.
Arnica - is a wild flower used in medicine. Arnica is applied to the skin for natural pain relief including pain associated with swelling, bruises, aches, and sprains.
Apricot Kernel Seed Oil - contains Vitamins A, B, C, E and Omega fatty acids help promote skin moisture and reduce free radical cell damage. These qualities enable the oil to be effective as an anti-aging topical solution.
Beeswax - carries antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that are essential in fighting chapped skin and bacterial infections. It forms a protective wall by sealing moisture in our skin without smothering and clogging up the pores.
Bergamot Oil - is a plant that produces a type of citrus fruit. Oil taken from the peel of the fruit is used to make medicine. This oil can also be used to treat skin conditions.
Black Pepper - helps promote blood circulation and provides oxygen and nutrients to your skin. It's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties help with temporary pain relief.
Bran Oil (Certified Organic) - a deeply hydrating, anti-aging ingredient full of antioxidants and Vitamins B + E. Bran oil hydrates and protects the skin.
Caprylic Triglyceride - mainly works as an emollient, dispersing agent and solvent. As an emollient, it both quickly penetrates the surface to condition the skin, and provides a lightweight and non-greasy barrier of lubrication.
Capsaicin - is used in medicated creams and lotions to relieve muscle and joint pain. Capsaicin used on the body causes a heating sensation.
Cucumber Extract - is a superfood for skin. The juice is composed of proteins, lipids, Vitamin C and a variety of minerals, and possesses moisturising and emollient properties. Also used to soothe and relieve puffy skin.
Coenzyme Q10 - is a powerful antioxidant that works to fight against the peroxidation of lipids (skin oils). One of Coenzyme Q10's most vital roles is fighting off free radicals that affect the cell regenerating functions of collagen and elastin.
Corn - contains Vitamin C and antioxidants that increase the production of collagen and prevent UV generated free radicals from damaging the skin.
Eucalyptus Oil - a natural antiseptic with antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Evening Primrose Oil - has an amazing scent and a powerful ingredient for common skin conditions like acne, wrinkles, and eczema. It's packed with Omega-6 fatty acids, crucial for healthy skin and nails.
Fennel Oil - on the skin helps moisturise and tone the skin. This reduces and prevents bags around the eyes and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Grapefruit Peel - has aromatherapy benefits. Grapefruit peel has the ability to boost the immune system as well as helping maintain even skin tone.
Grapeseed Oil - has anti-inflammatory properties, contains high levels of linoleic acid, and doesn't clog pores, it is commonly used in moisturiser for acne-prone and sensitive skin.
Green Coffee Extract - a potent antioxidant that offers protection against skin damage such as sunburn cell formation and DNA degradation.
Green Tea Extract - found to delay aging, protect the skin for UV and improve skin tone. Applying green tea topically to the skin can also provide a myriad of health benefits.
Glycine - considered among the most important amino acids for the body. As an amino acid, glycine works as a protein builder. It enables the production of collagen, a protein that is an essential component of skin.
Hamamelis Virginiana (American Witch-hazel) - is a plant used to make medicine, using the leaf, bark and twigs of the plant. Witch hazel applied directly to the skin helps with itching, pain, swelling and skin injury.
Jojoba Oil - contains many essential fatty acids, powerful antioxidants and vitamins. Jojoba is naturally gentle and non-irritating, making it perfect for every skin type.
Lavender Oil - used for skin to reduce redness, blotchy patches and scarring. Lavenders anti-inflammatory properties make it great for pain relief and healing irritated skin.
Lemon Oil - a rich and natural source of Vitamin C, which helps destroy free radicals in your body while providing a radiant glow to the skin. Lemon citrus rejuvenates the skin and can help with uneven skin tone.
L-Menthol (Peppermint) - when applied to the skin topically, menthol produces a cooling sensation to the area.
Lysine - works in the body with other nutrients as a "building block". To help build collagen in the skin.
Macadamia Seed Oil - is packed with essential fatty acids including omega 6, to hydrate and help balance sebum production in oily skin and create a natural barrier protection.
OliveM 1000 - is a natural emulsifying product derived from olive oil. It is used to create emulsions such as creams, lotions, body butters and conditioners, by binding oil and water molecules.
Orange Peel Oil - helps boost completion. Antioxidants found in oranges fight free radicals which may slow the production of wrinkles and premature aging.
Peppermint Oil - provides antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, helping cool the skin. In addition, peppermint oil gives a refreshing scent.
Pine Oil - commonly used in massage oil blends. It can stimulate blood flow and help decrease swelling, tenderness and pain within sore muscles and joints.
Rosemary Oil - The nutrients of rosemary can help protect skin cells from damage often from the sun and free radicals. Rosemary has natural antiseptic properties.
Sodium Hyaluronate - is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the fluid that bathes joints and in the skin. As an anti-aging treatment, dermatologists inject it into the skin to restore fullness.
Sorbic Acid - a natural organic compound used as a preservative. It was first isolated from the unripe berries of the Sorbus aucuparia (rowan tree), hence its name.
St. John Wort - The strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of St. John's wort make it a perfect solution for severe joint pain, gout, as well as muscle spasms. Its soothing nature cures the problem from within, thus making pains feel better within days.
Sweet Almond Oil - keeps skin cells healthy, protects skin from UV damage, and helps skin look smooth, soft and free of fine lines. The fatty acids help retain moisture and can heal chapped and irritated skin.
Titanium Dioxide - protects skin from UVA and UVB radiation and is considered no risk of skin sensitivity. Because its gentle, titanium dioxide is a great sunscreen active for sensitive, redness-prone skin.
Wintergreen Oil - is an herb. Wintergreen oil is made by steam processing of warmed, eater-soaked leaves. The leaves and oil are used to make medicine. When this oil is applied topically it treats painful conditions including headache, nerve pain, arthritis, aches and strains.
Witch Hazel (Bark & Twig) - acts as an astringent to help shrink pores, sooth skin and reduce inflammation.
Zinc Oxide - is a topical skin product that is used as a protective coating for mild skin irritations and abrasions. It can promote the healing of chapped skin.
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