Aeolian “Black” Sea Algae - A high concentration of salts and minerals, rich in volatile organic matter, sulfides and vitamins A, B, E Iron and polysaccharides.
Beta Carotene - Comes from dark green leafy vegetables and dark yellow/orange fruits and vegetables. It is converted to vitamin A in the body. Researchers are now looking at beta-carotene as an antioxidant vitamin in preventing cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Brine - A terrific way to revitalize your body both outside and in by soothing skin diseases and irritations while strengthening the immune system and detoxifying your body. The brine is drawn up and then heated by the natural geo-thermal steam until all the water has evaporated, leaving behind only the clean, pure salt. The harvested salt is rich in silica and essential trace elements but contains 60% less sodium than regular sea salt. Use in your bath to relax sore, tired muscles, detoxify your skin and to help relieve dry, scaling skin conditions.
Chamomile Recutita Extract (Anthemis Nobilis) - Chamomile comes from the 14th century Latin word, “chamaemelon.” The word itself stemming from the Greek words “khamaimelon” for melon or apple and “khamai,” meaning on the ground. It is literally translated to earth-apple for the Greeks because the nearly spherical flowers. Plus the Greeks say their smells remind them of apples. The flowers contain lipids consisting of fatty acids such as linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and cerotic acid. Several of these fatty acids comprise the protective barrier layer of the skin. Chamomile has soothing agent and anti-inflammatory aspect, as well as free radical scavenging properties.
Chardonnay Grape Seed Oil (Vitis Vinifera) - This refined oil is derived from the Chardonnay grape and is easily absorbed by the skin. It contains high levels of Linoleic acid and Omega 6 fatty acid, and is rich in Vitamin E. Grape Seed Oil is beneficial in tanning and skin care products because of its antioxidant and anti-enzyme activity that helps prevent damage to the skin from UV exposure and the environment. It also reinforces skin collagen and reduces the rate of collagen breakdown.
Coffee Bean Extract - Also known as Coffea Arabica Extract, this ingredient is extracted from the fruit of the coffee tree. Green Coffee has antiseptic properties due to its content of phenolic acids (parahydrocinnamic, ferulic and chlorogenic acids). It can be used as an antioxidant in sun and slenderizing products.
Espresso Caffeine - A heterocyclic organic compound that energizes the skin and may help protect against skin cancer. Caffeine is also a well known cellulite fighter. It is great for exfoliating, removing dead skin cells, and toning skin.
Fig - The favorite fruit of legendary beauty Cleopatra, the fig has been celebrated for over 2,000 years for its health and skin care benefits. “Figs are restorative. They increase the strength of young people, preserve the elderly in better health and make them look younger with fewer wrinkles.” Pliny (52 – 113 AD).
Golden ‘Crema Pesante’ Milk Proteins - A velvety milk-enriched lotion that helps encourage a healthy cell turnover rate, visibly improving your skin texture. Highly recommended for dry and dehydrated skin, Milk Proteins help retain moisture and elasticity. The proteins also create a protective barrier that makes the skin more resistant to pollutants and other external irritants. Milk proteins adjust ph levels of skin which makes it an excellent ingredient for sensitive, easily irritated skin types.
Grapefruit (Citrus Aurantifolia) - Grapefruit oil is obtained from the peel of the grapefruit. The main chemical components are paradisiol, limonene, gamma terpinene, nootketone, cadinene, neral and citronellal. The oil also contains vitamin C. Some of the therapeutic properties of grapefruit oil are: anti-depressant, antiseptic, aperitif, diuretic, disinfectant, lymphatic stimulant, tonic and anti-infectious.
Grapefruits help the skin through their lymphatic stimulant action which controls liquid processes and is effective in cases of water retention and in detoxification.
Grapefruit oil also helps to tone the skin, ease congestion in oily skins and is most helpful in treating acne. Grapefruits were discovered in Barbados in the 18th century. Many botanists believe the grapefruit is the result of natural cross breeding between the orange and the pomelo. The resulting fruit was given the name “grapefruit” in 1814 in Jamaica. The name reflects the way the fruit grows on tress – hanging in clusters just like grapes. Grapefruit trees were planted in Florida in the early 19th century and are now grown in California, Arizona and Texas, Israel, South Africa and Brazil.
Hazelnut (Corylus Avellana) - This oil is expressed from the nuts of the hazelnut tree and is rich in phospholipids, Vitamin E, and Oleic Acid. It contains significant amounts of phyto squalene, which is valuable and useful in the treatment of dry skin. Hazelnut oil moisturizes skin and acts as a free radicals scavenger.
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum) - The horse chestnut is a deciduous tree that can be found throughout the northern hemisphere, but it is native to the Balkan Peninsula. Some clinical studies prove that Horse Chestnut’s active ingredient escin improves the health of veins and capillaries which in turn improves circulation. It also fights inflammation and promotes healthier collagen.
Kelp - A brown algae that contain many essential vitamins and minerals required to maintain good health. It has been reported that Kelp has been used as early as 3000 BC for medicinal purposes. A marine plant that lives when it is exposed to intense light, our extract is rich in plastoquinones that are players in the photosynthesis process. Kelp is known to help with cell regeneration and improve overall skin health. It is rich in Omega 3 & 6 oils. This particular brown algae extract also acts as a suntan stimulator when exposed to UV radiation. It also stimulates the activity of tyrosinase.
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) - The lavender plant is a flowering evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean region that’s use can date back to the Romans. The essential oil of lavender is widely used across Europe--both topically and internally--for a host of ills, from anxiety to sunburn. Lavender has natural antiseptic and astringent properties that have been used for centuries. It can promote healing for sunburn as well as other minor skin irritations. Lavender is also known to help fight germs and tighten the skin, protecting it from further damage.
Lycopene - An antioxidant and sunscreen in one. Lycopene belongs to the carotene family of compounds. It is considered one of the best free radical scavengers among the carotene group. Its ability to regulate cell-to-cell function improves the skins texture.
Mediterranean Volcanic Mud- Re-mineralizing volcanic mud is rich in Magnesium, Silica, and Selenium, essential for overall skin health. The volcanic mud from Panarea is known for delivering continuous moisture to the skin through its powerful nutrients.
Organic Olive Oil/butter (Olea Europea) - Provides intensive moisturizing and hydrating properties. The oil, extracted from virgin olives, is rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, beta-carotene and squalene. Research claims that rubbing on olive oil after sunbathing could help protect skin from ultraviolet damage minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as it brightens and evens skin tone.
Red Sea Algae - A naturally rich in polysaccharides, vitamins, and amino acids. It makes skin feel healthy and moisturized.
Riboflavin - More commonly known as Vitamin B2, Riboflavin can also be used as a colorant. This co-enzyme in cell metabolism is vital in the building and maintenance of the mucosal and epithelial skin tissues. It also plays a role in tissue respiration.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) - This ingredient is extracted from the leaves of the Rosemary shrub. Many consider Rosemary as a miracle herb because it has potent antioxidant and skin-conditioning properties. Rosemary has been used for centuries for its strong astringent and antibacterial properties.
Sea Algae - This marine antioxidant helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) Shea Butter is a fat obtained from cold pressing the seeds of the African Karite tree. Shea Butter promotes skin cell growth, aids in skin elasticity, provides natural protection from harmful UV rays, helps heal eczema, burns, aids in stretch mark prevention, and soothes dry, cracked skin.
Spirulina - A small single celled microorganism that is rich in chlorophyll. Spirulina is touted as a miracle cure capable of melting away arthritis pain, increasing energy, boosting immunity and guarding against cell damage from exposure to X rays or heavy metals. Although there is no definitive proof of these cures, one thing is certain – Spirulina is rich in carotenoids, protein and minerals that protect rejuvenate and nourish the skin.
Tarraco Oranges - Saturated with Beta Carotene Tarraco oranges abound in collagen-building vitamin C. The oranges are often praised for their skin firming and anti-wrinkle benefits. The flower and leaf contain flavonoids, vitamins, terpenoids, and essential oils. The Tarraco orange is also used for its soothing, toning and calming effects on the skin.
Tocotrienols - Supercharged Vitamin-E, that is used as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. The antioxidant activity of Tocotrienols is 40-60 times higher than tocopherols. Tocotrienols penetrate more rapidly through skin and efficiently combat oxidative stress induced by UV and the environment. Antioxidants are important for the maintenance of healthy skin.
Vitamin A Palmitate - Antioxidant and skin normalizer. Acts as an antikeratinizing agent, helping the skin stay soft and plump.
Vitamin B - An antioxidant vitamin that helps neutralize free radicals.
Vitamin C - An antioxidant vitamin that helps neutralize free radicals.
Vitamin D - One of the body’s fundamental vitamins needed for survival and cannot be present without the assistance of UV light.
Vitamin E - Stored in the body’s fatty tissue where it’s-antioxidant powers--go into action, protecting cells by deactivating or destroying the potentially damaging oxygen molecules called free radicals. Vitamin E also helps in the formation of red blood cells and facilitates the use of selenium vitamins A and K.
Volcanic Ash - A light, exfoliating ingredient that will polish away impurities and remove dull, dry skin.
Walnut Extract (Juglans regia) - A natural bronzing agent. It is also used in lotions for its soothing and moisturizing qualities.
Walnut Shell - This finely ground shell is used to exfoliate the surface of the skin during cleansing.