Ingredient Glossary

  1. Aloe Vera Gel
    Aloe Vera contains many vitamins including A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6. Aloe Vera is also one of the few plants that contains vitamin B12. Some of the 20 minerals found in Aloe vera include: calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese..
  2. Antioxidants
    From natural sources, antioxidants capture the free radicals that can potentially damage skin. They also protect from environmental stressors and can also improve the overall health and quality of your skin.
  3. Beeswax New Zealand Organic
    Beeswax is an amazing natural substance that locks in your skin’s natural moisture help protect and repair rough, dry and chapped skin

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  4. Borage oil
    Borage seed oil is high in a fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which is Omega 6. This has anti-inflammatory effects on the skin, and is an excellent skin conditioner. Borage oil helps regulate the hydration of the skin, restores moisture and smoothness, and provides relief for dry, irritated skin disorders. Rich in GLA, Vitamin C, A, B complex as well as minerals of Iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc, and magnesium.
  5. Calendula oil
    Calendula contains antioxidants that protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and the wound healing ability of Calendula promotes the growth of new skin tissue, as well as new blood vessels that feed the skin.  It is a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial agent, and antiseptic, aiding the healing of stubborn wounds, acne, ulcers, rashes, eczema, and related conditions.

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  6. Cetearyl glucoside & cetearyl alcohol Emulsifier E
    Vegetable-derived emulsifier, from coconut oil and glucose is a plant-based biodegradable, emulsifier that offers excellent stability to product. It is gentle on the skin and well tolerated even on sensitive skin types.
  7. Cetearyl Olivate – Emulsifier O
    is PEG-free emulsifying wax made from olives, it aids in hydrating skin by reinforcing the lipid barrier and preventing moisture from evaporating, containing emulsifying properties, which restore and maintain integrity of the skin encouraging tone and elasticity. Ecocert approved for use in certified organic products.
  8. Citrus lemon essential oil organic
    Cold pressed organic citrus lemon, The zest of the lemon is jammed packed full of essential oils and vitamins that have been chosen for their purifying, antimicrobial, revitalising antioxidant properties and refreshing zest
  9. Coco Glucoside
    Derived from coconut oil and fruit sugar. It works as a surfactant, foaming agent, conditioner and emulsifier. It helps increase the foaming capacity of a solution it mildly cleanses the skin. As an emulsifier, it keeps the oil and water phases of an emulsion from separating, and it enhances the properties of primary cleansing and moisturizing agents. Compatible with all skin types.

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  10. Cocoa butter
    High in antioxidants, which help fight off free radicals. Free radicals are causes of skin stressors and signs of aging. Cocoa butter is widely noted to help reduce stretch marks. It is high in fatty acids which deeply hydrate the skin and aid in the repair of skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis.

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  11. Coconut oil cold pressed Organic Virgin (VCO)
    Act as an emollient that coats and penetrates the skin, VCO has medium chain fatty acids, giving it a strong hydrating and anti inflammatory effect, while the triglycerides give high antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, thus making it effective against bacteria that can colonise in the skin. VCO can help skin heal faster after injury or infection.
  12. Comfrey oil organic
    Comfrey contains many vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin B12, potassium, sulphur, calcium, iron, phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-complex, selenium, iron, germanium and mucilaginous fibre. It is also an excellent source of protein. It contains compounds called Mucilage and Allantoin, which are responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties making it a powerful healing agent for skin wounds and rashes. Traditionally used to treat skin infections and wounds. Caution should be taken with deeps wounds as it may act to heal the skin so quickly that the new tissue may cover the wound before it is able heal deep down and this may result in an abscess or skin infection.

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  13. Cucumber hydrosol
    Distilled from organic cucumbers, Cucumbers has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Cucumber phytonutrients play a key role in providing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and nutrients of vitamin A, B, C, D ,E and K as well as beta-carotene, and manganese properties that soothe and soften the skin. Vitamin C, a strong antioxidant and Vitamin K an antioxidant, which fights dark circles under the eyes. Pantothenic acid, or vitamin B-5, is another compound found in cucumbers that helps your skin retain moisture. The vitamin A, in cucumbers fights dark spots and freckles because it helps control your skin’s production of melanin. Cucumbers are a source of silica, which, as a precursor to collagen, can help fight wrinkles.
  14. Emulsifier O – Cetearyl Olivate
    A PEG-free emulsifying wax made from olives, it aids in hydrating skin by reinforcing the lipid barrier and preventing moisture from evaporating, containing emulsifying properties, which restore and maintain integrity of the skin encouraging tone and elasticity. Ecocert approved for use in certified organic products.
  15. Essential Oil Manuka – NZ Organic
    renowned for its potent antimicrobial, antifungal, anti bacterial  and anti-inflammatory properties. Traditionally used to treat rheumatism and fevers to burns and skin disorders as well as to relieve stiff muscles and aching joints. Manuka oil has many health benefits including inhibiting bacteria growth, treating inflammation, promoting wound healing and new skin growth, as well as helping to  reduce inflammation caused by insect bites or stings.

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  16. Essential oil – Citrus lemon
    Cold pressed organic citrus lemon, chosen for its purifiying, antimicrobial, revitalising antioxidant properties and refreshing zest
  17. Essential oil Frankincense
    For centuries this oil has helped us harness the power of our own connection on an emotional, spiritual and mental level, it has comforting properties that help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair. For the skin frankincense helps relieve stress that is put upon us by environmental pollutions. Frankincense oil reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and works really well for dry and mature skin types, in ancient times it was used to support the immune system.
  18. Essential oil Frankincense
    For centuries this oil has helped us harness the power of our own connection on an emotional, spiritual and mental level, it has comforting properties that help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair. For the skin frankincense helps relieve stress that is put upon us by environmental pollutions. Frankincense oil reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and works really well for dry and mature skin types, in ancient times it was used to support the immune system.
  19. Ginger essential oil
    Ginger rhizome contains essential oil containing zinbiberene and susquiphellandrene, this gives ginger its heat properties, which have an anti-inflammatory effect, promote blood circulation and provide relief of pain and swelling, particularly in joints and relieve muscular cramps, spasms, aches and ease stiffness in joints. When applied topically, it has a warming and energising effect.
  20. Jojoba oil
    Jojoba is the only plant on earth known to produce a liquid wax like that found in healthy, young human skin. Jojoba contains antioxidants, Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids, and Vitamins A, D and E. Remarkably, when applied to skin, the wax esters in jojoba provide similar nurturing and moisturising properties as our own sebum. Skin recognises jojoba as its own and lets it in to deliver active ingredients into the deeper layers of our skin Jojoba oil closely resembles the natural sebum of your skin and helps to regulate the oil balance within your skin, making it suitable for all skin types. derived from the seeds of the jojoba shrub, native to desert areas of America and Mexico.
  21. Kawakawa hydrolsol (Piper excelsum)
    No essential oils are removed from this hydrosol, so the healing volatile oils and constituents are contained within. Kawakawa contains natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and makes this hydrosol a beautiful skin soother. With its primary actions of anti-inflammatory, analgesic, depurative, circulatory stimulant, it has many external use benefits for aiding the healing of skin conditions like eczema, boils, cuts, abscesses and wounds. As a circulatory stimulant provides relief to chilblains, and its anti-inflammatory actions have a calming effect on joint pain, bruises and insect bites.
  22. Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil
    Lemon myrtle essential oil is known for its calming and uplifting , antibacteria, antifungal and antimicrobial properties . Lemon myrtle also contains essential oils that have antiseptic, expectorant, analgesic, astringent, antirheumatic, anticonvulsant, antineuralgic properties.
  23. Lemon Verbena Hydrosol
    Tones, firms and refreshes suitable for sensitive skin, the water of the verbena regenerates and brightens the complexion,restoring the skin’s radiance and freshness. It aids in breaking down cellulite creating a calming, healing and toning impact on the skin. It also diminishes acne and puffiness . Great for combination skin types, improving texture, acne, acne rosacea, irritated and inflamed skin, rashes and hives.
  24. Macro Nutrients
    Macro nutrients, Vitalise Health product range is jam packed full of macro nutrients, derived from the oils and plant extracts used within our products.
  25. Manuka Essenital Oil – NZ Organic
    Renowned for its potent antimicrobial, antifungal, anti bacterial  and anti-inflammatory properties. Traditionally used to treat rheumatism and fevers to burns and skin disorders as well as to relieve stiff muscles and aching joints. Manuka oil has many health benefits including inhibiting bacteria growth, treating inflammation, promoting wound healing and new skin growth, as well as helping to  reduce inflammation caused by insect bites or stings.

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  26. Mashmellow Root extract (Althea officinalis)
    Marshmallow root is a demulcent that soothes irritated, inflamed or injured skin, an emollient that softens and smoothes the skin, and vulnerary used in the healing and treatment of wounds, added to this Marshmallow root contains cell regeneration, Anti-inflammatory, healing and softening properties, traditionally used to treat bruises and skin burns. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce puffiness, while its ability to speed up cell regeneration is amazing for wrinkles and fine lines. It softens and breaks up hard tissues restabilising skin balance and tone.
  27. MCT Oil
    Derived from palm and coconut oil, MCT is an excellent emollient rapidly penetrating the skin, slowing the loss of water and retaining moisture, elasticity and suppleness, leaving a beautiful smooth and silky after touch on the skin.  MCT possesses stability and resistance to oxidation, sourced sustainably from suppliers who are members of the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil).
  28. Micro Nutrients
    Micro nutrients, Vitalise Health product range is jam packed full of macro nutrients, derived from the oils and plant extracts used within our products.
  29. Microcare DB
    A blend of an organic acid with benzyl alcohol which is used for the gentle preservation.  It is effective against a broad range of bacteria, moulds and yeasts and is ideal for Ecocert applications natural and organic cosmetics.
  30. Omega 3
    A beautiful anit inflammatory that works to reduce redness and irritation.
  31. Omega 6
    A hydrating oil that boosts the skins moisture barrier it helps to enrich the moisture and hydration of the skin.
  32. Omega 9
    Provides repartive benefits against premature aging, helps to nourish and protect the skin from envriomental stressors.
  33. Phytonutrients
    Vitalise health products are Jam packed with phytonutrients an active compound of plants that are full of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic and cellular repair properties added to this is the natural smell and colour of our products.
  34. Preservative Microcare DB
    A blend of an organic acid with benzyl alcohol which is used for the gentle preservation.  It is effective against a broad range of bacteria, moulds and yeasts and is ideal for Ecocert applications natural and organic cosmetics.
  35. Rose Geranium Essential oil
    In ancient times of the Egyptians rose geranium was used for promoting beautiful, radiant skin, a great deal of its strength is in its ability to revitalise body tissues, by balancing the production of sebum. Rose geranium is a powerful cicatrisant, helping scar and other spots on the skin to fade and vanish. It facilitates blood circulation just below the surface of skin and also helps promote a uniform distribution of melanin.
  36. Silica
    From the pure ingredient of cucumber, Silica is a trace mineral that strenghtens connective tissue. It enhances skin elasticity and wound healing due to its role in collagen formation.
  37. Strawberry Seed Oil
    Anti-aging, moisture restorative, providing smoothness and suppleness to the skin. The oil is rich in both vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as omega 3 and 6 fatty acids making it an antioxidant powerhouse.   The high absorbency of the oil ensures your skin is being feed with the finest ingredients to maximise your skins vitality and youthfulness
  38. Sunflower Oil Organic
    Used for its antioxidant properties, which work to retain moisture and prevent your skin from drying out.   Reducing  free radical skin damage and preventing oxidative damage caused by environmental  pollutants. Contains natural compounds of Vitamins A, C and E as well as Omega 3,6 and 9 which help skin to grow and repair and assist in conditions of inflammation, bacterial infections.  Helping you maintain the youthful vitality and condition of your skin.
  39. Ultra Purified Water
    Steamed distilled, reverse osmosis and ozonation ensures the purest possible water that is super oxygenated, PH neutral and 100 times more pure than tap, mineral or spring water.
  40. Vegetable Glycerine
    Has emollient-like properties that soften and soothe the skin, assists in retaining moisture, providing stability and relieves dry skin by drawing water up from the lower layers.
  41. Vitamin A
    Naturally derived from cucumber compond within our Hydrating facial moisturiser Vitamin A is an essential vitamin for maintaining the health and structure of the skin. Vitamin A influences the physiology of the skin by promoting cell turnover in the skin, vitamin A is effective in preventing the formation of acne.
  42. Vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12)
    Vitamin B speeds up cell metabolism and promotes healthy skin. Vitamin B enhances the health and glow of your skin. It keeps skin tone healthy, helps to reduce redness, scaliness, and other skin irritations. Vitamin B protects skin from getting puffy and it enhances the life span of cells.
  43. Vitamin B1
    Vitamin B1 is an antioxidant that helps to increase blood circulation. It also protects us from the effects of ageing, smoking and alcohol consumption.
  44. Vitamin B12
    provides great benefit to the skin, helping to repair skin cells and keep your skin looking its best. B vitamins can help conditions ranging from dryness and redness to acne and other blemishes. It aids in your skins abiltiiy to radiate and be clear of blemishes.

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  45. Vitamin C
    Vitamin C provides potent antioxidant protection, shielding skin from damaging free radicals that promote premature aging. The most abundant forms of free-radical damage is from environmental factors such as sun damage, pollution and oxygen. Vitalise health products all have natural forms of Vitamin C within derived from the plant based ingredients used. The Vitamin C within our products will work toward keeping your skin looking younger by reduce the appearance of brown spots from sun damage, boost healthy collagen production, reduce inflammation and irritation, and improve your skin’s natural healing response.
  46. Vitamin K
    Derived from the natural constituents within Vitalise health products. Vitamin K helps to diminish vascular conditions that emerge as skin imperfections such as dark circles under the eyes, redness from rosacea, and broken capillaries. Vitamin K2 has a role in ensuring healthy skin, and is beneficial for preventing wrinkling and premature aging. Dietary vitamin K2 prevents calcification of skin’s elastin, the protein that gives skin the ability to spring back, smoothing out lines and wrinkles. Vitamin K inhibits calcium from being deposited in elastin fibers and keeping these fibers from hardening and causing wrinkles. Vitamin K2 is important in the treatment of acne, keratosis pillaris, and other skin symptoms and is essential for Vitamin A to work properly.
  47. Walnut Shell Flour
    Made from finely ground Walnut shells. Used within Vitalising facial scrub to deep-clean, renew and detoxify all skin types. Walnut shells are a gentle yet effective way to smooth and refresh dry calloused skin Walnut shell products are bio-degradable, non-toxic, and environmentally safe.
  48. Xanthan Gum
    Provides smooth consistency, texture and feel, and adds viscosity, which stabilises this moisturiser ensuring the fat and water-soluble ingredients don’t separate. Xanthan Gum is a polysaccharide derived from glucose or sucrose (sugars). Its properties are used as a binder, emulsion stabilizer, emulsifying surfactant. Xanthan Gum prevents oil separation in formulas and helps to suspend particles. This ingredient thickens formulas and keeps them homogenous in their containers. Xanthan Gum is FDA approved.

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