Clary Sage was highly esteemed in the Middle Ages and introduced to Britain in 1562.
It has a long history as a medicinal plant due to its hormone balancing effect - an oil equally suitable for maturing and acne prone skin.
- Sweet, slightly floral, nutty and herbaceous aroma
- Antiseptic and astringent properties, balances sebum production and cleanses clogged pores.
- Promotes skin cell regeneration to help fight wrinkles
- Steam distillation of the leaves and flowering tops
Clary Sage oil also stimulates blood circulation to the surface of the skin, is anti-inflammatory and improves the skin's appearance. A useful oil for sufferers of eczema and psoriasis.
Also known as: Salvia sclarea oil
Green Tea extract is a rich source of antioxidants called Catechins which have powerful activity against free radicals. Free radicals cause oxidative damage to fats (lipids) and skin cells, and are responsible for many aspects of premature ageing.
This extract also inhibits the activity of the enzyme Collagenase which is responsible for breaking down and destroying Collagen, one of the key components of the skin’s extra cellular matrix.
By protecting Collagen, the integrity of the skin structure is preserved.
- Rich source of antioxidants to help prevent oxidative cell damage
- Protects against Collagen breakdown preserving the skin structure
Also known as: Camellia sinensis leaf extract
Extracted from waste by-product of sustainable larch tree forestry in North America, this ingredient is an unusually small polysaccharide.
- Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Leaves the skin looking smoother and more refined
- Film-forming properties when applied to the skin surface which helps to reduce Trans Epidermal Water Loss
Also known as: Galactoarabinan
Produced by steam distillation of the twigs and leaves of the Witch Hazel tree, this has very effective astringent properties which help to:
- Refine pores
- Control excess oiliness
- Help prevent blemishes
Also known as: Hamamelis virginiana water