Alfalfa extract is an extract of the roots of the alfalfa. It is used for its extremely high source of proteins, minerals and vitamins A, B, C, E and K. Various acute and chronic inflammatory symptoms associated with degeneration and aging can be alleviated with Alfalfa.
Referred to as “Liquid Gold” or “The Gold of Morocco”, Argan oil comes from the Argan tree, a tree only found in southwestern Morocco. This rare oil contains 80% fatty acids, high levels of vitamin E (twice the amount of Olive oil) and Squalene, a unique and rare component which helps the skin stimulate collagen production and protect against skin cancer. This amazing inventory of active ingredients provides your skin with the nutrients it needs to fight the aging process and maintain its healthy radiance.
Panax Ginseng, also called oriental or Chinese ginseng, has potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. It is also used to bring a glow to the complexion.
Bilberry fruit, a relative of the cranberry, blueberry, and huckleberry, contains high concentrations of tannins, substances that act as both an astringent and an anti-inflammatory. This fruit also contains flavonoid compounds called anthocyanidins. Flavonoids are plant pigments that possess outstanding antioxidant properties that are more powerful than vitamin C in fighting free radicals. Bilberry is beneficial to the skin due to its astringent, antiseptic, and cell protection qualities.
Birdsfoot-Trefoil plant is a native of Europe, North Africa, and West Asia. The flowers of the Bird’s Foot are usually golden yellow in color, and borne on short flowering branches. The extract of this perennial yellow flower is used to heal, soothe, and remineralize the skin.
(Citrus aurantium) comes from a flowering, fruit-bearing evergreen tree native to tropical Asia Bitter Orange, also known as Neroli; contain flavonoids that possess outstanding antioxidant properties that are extremely powerful in fighting free radicals to slow the aging process. In aromatherapy, Bitter Orange Oil has served many ancient cultures to support sleep, reduce anxiety, and for most skin concerns.
From the class of wax alcohols, this 'fatty alcohol' is made from Palm Oil and Yucca and used as a natural emulsifier or thickener. Cetearyl Alcohol has a non-drying, moisturizing effect on the skin and is well tolerated by sensitive skin sufferers. This beneficial alcohol should not to be confused with drying, ethyl alcohols. Drying alcohols carry a 'moderate' hazard rating of 5-6 on the Cosmetic Safety Database while fatty alcohols have a 'low' hazard rating of 0-1.
An all natural emulsifier made cetearyl alcohol and glucose without the use of chemical reactants or solvents. Aids the skin in retaining its natural moisture.
Accelerates the oxygenation and regeneration of tissues, tones the epidermis and stimulates cell metabolism.
Cinnamon Bark Oil is the species of Cinnamon that is most highly desired for aroma therapeutic use. One of the most recognizable aromas, Cinnamon ruled the trade routes of the world during ancient times. Its fragrance is warm and spicy and is reminiscent of early morning sweets. It is used for its anti-fungal and anti-infective properties.
Citric Acid is an organic acid that is widely distributed in plants. Citric Acid is a white, crystalline powder that can be extracted from citrus fruits or made from fermented sugar solutions. It is used as an astringent and also used primarily to adjust the pH of products to prevent them from being too alkaline.
The clove tree is an evergreen having large square leaves and sanguine flowers in numerous groups of terminal clusters. The flower buds are at first of a pale color and gradually become green, after which they develop into a bright red, when they are ready for collecting. Clove Oil has been a vital ingredient in medicinal treatments. It has powerful anti-oxidant, antiseptic, and analgesic properties for the skin. In aromatherapy, it has a stimulating effect on the mind.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine is naturally made from the fatty acid of coconut and sugar beet: It acts as a gentle cleanser for the skin.
This oil is extracted from the needles and twigs of the young branches of the Cypress tree. Cyrpress oil refreshes, restores and tones the skin. Due to its astringent qualities it is useful for revitalizing and caring for oily and blemished skin. In aromatherapy it has a calming and soothing effect on the nerves.
Eucalyptus leaves are steam distilled to extract this oil, which is used to refresh the skin. Eucalyptus oil has a cleansing effect and has strong germicidal, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties effective in diminishing and minimizing breakouts. Known for its many medicinal uses as a decongestant and analgesic, Eucalyptus Oil has a stimulating effect on both mind and body.
Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture to your skin. Made from palm oil, palm-kernel, sunflower and coconut, Glycerin is used to nourish and moisturize the exterior layer of the epidermis. It’s an emollient and is soothing to the skin.
Hazel is a species native to Europe and western Asia. Hazel Seed Oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids (90%) and vitamins. The oil has a stimulating effect on the skin. Hazel Seed Oil slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. Hazel Seed Oil may enhance the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. As an acne fighter Hazel Seed Oil reduces the swelling of minor pimples and blemishes. It is an excellent astringent and toner used to decrease bags under eyes, skin puffiness, and to reduce pore size. It can be used for all skin types, oily to dry and is a valuable ingredient in natural skin care formulations and anti-aging products.
Horsetail Leaf Extract is high in vegetal silica and has astringent and wound healing properties. It is useful for improving circulation, as well as boosting and rejuvenating the connective tissue - the foundation of your skin and regenerating skin cells. The high silica content also has a softening and smoothing effect on the skin. The bio-minerals (manganese, magnesium, iron and copper) contained are necessary for collagen and elastin biosynthesis, while the organic silicon will link the produced collagen fibers and so help the rebuilding of connective tissue.
Lavender is extremely beneficial and has great value in helping the skin heal itself, stimulating cell growth, reducing inflammation, preventing scarring and balancing the production of oil while at the same time cutting down on localized pain - all perfect when fighting acne and problem skin. Because of the high percentage of linalool that it contains, it is excellent for promoting healing. Lavender is extremely balancing on the skin and makes it perfect to be used for conditions such as acne, eczema, minor infections, wounds and psoriasis. Also increases blood circulation and relieve congested skin. In aromatherapy, Lavender has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, relieving tension, depression, panic, hysteria and nervous exhaustion in general and is effective for headaches, migraines and insomnia.
Lavandin is the essential oil of a hybrid, a cross between spike lavender and Lavandula angustifolia. Due to its higher camphor content than lavender, it is considered to be more antimicrobial and antiseptic which makes it effective in minimizing breakouts and quelling minor skin rashes.
Lemon Peel Oil acts as a natural astringent, antiseptic, and bactericide on the skin, which is of particular benefit to people with problem and acne skin. It further has the ability to stimulate the white corpuscles in the blood, which defends the body and fights infection, as well as removing dead skin cells. In aromatherapy, relieves irritation and also helps improve concentration, lifts the spirits, clears the mind and helps in decision making.
The Lotus flower is one of the most ancient symbols of our planet. It is known in the East as the flower of life. Lotus Flower Extract is the L’uvalla signature ingredient and is found in every product. Lotus Flower Extract has skin conditioning, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; has long been used to cleanse and purify the skin. In aromatherapy, Lotus Extract produces a peaceful disposition. Please click here to read more about Lotus Flower on our signature ingredients page.
Madder is a perennial, long, cylindrical root, about the thickness of a quill, has a reddish-brown color. It is a mild tonic, has astringent properties for clearing the skin and is used as a natural coloring agent.
Mallow is an herbaceous plant that generally grows 3 to 5 feet tall. It is native to Africa, Asia and Europe. It has been prized since Roman times for its natural medicinal properties and its ability to soothe rough and dry skin. Due to its high mucilage content, the flower extract forms a soothing, protective gel. This plant possesses anti-inflammatory properties, calming and caring for delicate, sensitive skin.
Maris Sal extract is sea salt picked by hands according to a handcrafted method. This salt is not washed but only filtered after selection. Sea Salt is used as a skin conditioner.
The flowering leaves and tops of Marjoram are steam distilled to produce an essential oil that is yellowish in color. Marjoram is a fragrant herb that is a natural disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antioxidant. In aromatherapy, Marjoram has a warming effect, is known to calm emotions, relieve anxiety as well as stress.
Chamomile is an herb having calming, soothing, anti-inflammatory properties that quiet irritations, support regeneration of the skin, and strengthen the skin while opening and cleaning the pores. Chamomile contains phenolic derivatives, which have an antiseptic and healing quality, which is most helpful in relieving skin congestion. These soften the skin, making it an effective ingredient in any anti-aging cosmetic product. Its powerful anti-inflammatory action for the skin helps with eczema and dermatitis. Chamomile is used aromatically for an overall calming effect and for its soothing nature.
The fragrant Meadowsweet is one of the best known wild flowers. This pure extract is a natural source of BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) that has a reputation for clearing skin and resolving rashes. Meadowsweet Extract is rich in flavonoids & Vitamin C, salicylic acid and citric acid. It can have anti-inflammatory properties and is used as a skin conditioning agent.
A parasitical shrub with a root that grows on the stems of other trees. It is commonly found in the crowns of broad-leaved trees, particularly apple, lime, hawthorn and poplar. Mistletoe has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat seizures, headaches, and other conditions. Mistletoe extract is well-known for its immune-strengthening properties. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.