Our Ingredients

Our Ingredients

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Allantoin is a natural botanical substance derived from comfrey root and leaves.  It has traditionally been demonstrated to promote new cell growth, act as a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant and may help to repair tissue damage when applied topically. Allantoin is a natural regenerating and protecting agent that helps with dry, damaged or chapped skin by sealing in moisture.

Acts as an effective thickener for products needing to build viscosity naturally.

Aloe Vera is a potent moisturiser, barrier protector and soothing agent. It helps to calm sensitive or irritated skin conditions.

Argan oil has high concentrations of essential fatty acids, Oleic and lineoic. It provides intense conditioning benefits to dry and dehydrated skin and hair.  When applied to the skin Argan oil particularly helps restore, regenerate and restructure the skin by way of increasing the nutrient content of skin cells.

This ingredient is extracted from oats grown on Scandinavian farms, using sustainable farming methods, and is free from GMO. Is soothing and hydrating and is especially suited to dry, sensitive, inflamed and mature skin.

Avocado oil contains vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E and beta carotene. It is known to have regenerative and rejuvenating properties, and increases the amount of collagen in the skin and is especially useful for mature skin. Avocado oil has also been known to be effective in helping reduce the itchiness and discomfort associated with some skin conditions. It is a monosaturated oil making it nourishing and suitable for dehydrated, sun exposed and dry skin.

Is a rich source of natural Beta Carotene. It contains five times more beta carotene than carrots. beta carotene is a powerful antioxidant, useful in reducing the potential for inflammatory damage of the skin.

Is particularly useful in skincare where it helps hydrate the skin, improve skin firmness, skin colour, and skin elasticity whilst also helping to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

Occurs naturally in chamomile. Aids in soothing skin irritation.

Rose Otto Hydrosol Super (certified organic) is produced using Bulgarian organic roses. Unlike most Hydrosols, this is not a bi-product of essential oil distillation; instead it is produced exclusively for the highly fragrant rose water. Can be used to hydrate, revitalise and help retain moisture within the skin.

Has wonderful skin soothing properties and is gentle and hydrating. Great for dry, damaged and sensitive skin.

A vegetable derived wax that has water repellent and film forming qualities. Candelilla Wax is used as a substitute to beeswax for a vegan friendly product.

Extremely soothing and gentle extract, gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types. Calendula has anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties making it ideal for skincare formulations for dry, irritated, or delicate skin.

Carrot Seed oil is rich in natural moisturising and healing activities that make it perfect for use in cosmetics targeting dry, troubles or aged skin. It is high in antioxidants which can help to protect the skin from environmental stressors. Carrot Seed oil is highly protective and rejuvenating to the skin.

Chamomile is excellent for calming and soothing dry and sensitive skin. It also contains antioxidants that help to protect the skin from environmental stressors.

Chai is a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acid making this Oil perfect for deep conditioning and barrier protection. It has been found to have an anti-inflammatory action on the skin which makes it a perfect addition to anti ageing products and products suited to sensitive skin.

Is rich in essential proteins, amino acids and cytokinin, a plant hormone which helps to reduce redness and irritation. Coconut water not only hydrates the skin it is high in Vitamin C which helps to reduce pigmentation.

CoEnzyme Q10 is a potent antioxidant. It helps to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals- these are the substances which seek to stabilise themselves by damaging and stealing tiny parts of our cells. Free radicals can damage the precious cell membrane which protects against dehydration and other environmental effects. This can lead to damage to the collagen in our skin which can cause the visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles and sagging skin.

Cucumber is a good source of vitamins A, C and K. It also contains potassium, magnesium, phosphorous and pantothenoic acid (vitamin B5).  Cucumber extract can soothe and relieve puffy skin and is very gentle on the skin.

Is specially purified water by a chemical filtration system that has had most of its mineral salt ions removed such as magnesium, calcium, sodium, chloride, nitrate and bicarbonate to ensure there are no impurities present. Only water that is free of toxins, pollutants and microbes are used in the formulation of cosmetics and personal care products.

Is used as an anti-inflammatory and can be used to help with barrier repair and to improve the appearance of dry or damaged skin.

Evening Primrose oil contains high levels of GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an essential fatty acid. Evening Primrose oil in skincare will deliver GLA’s effective skin regenerating, healing, anti-inflammatory and deeply moisturising benefits.

Glycerin is a humectant or water binding additive. It acts a moisture reservoir to prevent a product from drying out and/ or as acost effective skin conditioner. Organic palm oil free glycerin is mixed in with our liquid herbal extracts.

Is used in products as an emulsifier. Glyceryl Stearate Citrate is derived from canola oil and corn and is Palm oil free. It is GMO free and hasn’t been tested on animals.

Is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and free radical fighter.

May help to reduce under eye circles. Grapeseed is a light oil also good for sensitive skin, and has high antioxidant properties.

Provides moisturising, softening, nourishing and toning qualities. Green coffee seeds also have antioxidant, smoothing, restructuring and regenerative qualities.

Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant which means it draws water to the skin and helps to prevent water loss. It can enhance the moisture content of the skin to feel plumper, softer, smoother and hydrated.

Has been long associated with Skincare, particularly in treating dry and dehydrated skin. Jasmine Absolute Oil is rich in antioxidants and helps to even skin tone. It is commonly used as an aphrodisiac and is recognised to sooth the mind and relieve stress.

The application of Jojoba esters, cream provides a consistent increase in surface moisture levels of the skin without greasiness. It reduces skin dryness, roughness and flakiness.

Powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from free radical damage. Licorice extract can also help reduce the appearance of age spots and dark areas of hyper pigmentation on skin.

The Kakadu plum fruit has the highest known Vitamin C concentration of any single natural food source in the world. It is known to have ten times the amount of vitamin C found in other fruits which makes it a powerful antioxidant in skincare.

A natural preservative made from fermented coconut fruit with lactobacillus.

A natural preservative fermented from lactic acid bacteria Leuconostoc Kimichii.

Meadowfoam Oil when applied helps to form a barrier to lock in moisture and deliver nutrients deep into the epidermis of the skin. It hydrates and softens and is easily absorbed by the skin and does not leave a greasy residue.

Is beneficial for dry skin and may help reduce the symptoms of redness and irritation.

Hempseed Oil is high in Omega fatty acids and proteins. It has an amazing natural ability to moisturise and soothe dry, cracked and ageing skin.

Is a vegetable based preservative with a vanilla and almond aroma used to preserve cosmetic formulations. It is a natural preservative.

Pentavitin adds long lasting barrier repair to the skin for long term hydration.

Is thought to be one of the most powerful natural antioxidants. It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory active which makes it suitable for a range of anti- ageing products.

Deeply hydrating, full of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins E and B it not only hydrates but protects the skin.

Rosehip oil is high in vitamin A and is very useful for very dry and damaged skin, sunburn, age spots, wrinkles and in eye creams.

The signature scent in all of Ashka Organic Skincare range! It is noted for its benefits in relaxing the body, relieving tension and hormonal imbalances as well as nourishing mature and dry skin.

Is a natural gum that is used to thicken a product or form a gel base.  It has natural skin smoothing and skin soothing properties.

Is high in Essential fatty acids and has antioxidant properties due to its vitamin A, C and E content which helps to prevent free radical damage. Seabuckthorn oil is great for hydrating irritated or dry skin as well as stimulating tissue regeneration.

Is used to to enhance the antioxidant properties of your product. It is a water soluble vitamin C derivative, and is more stable than abscorbic acid therefore is able to penetrate the deep layers of the skin more effectively. Sodium Ascorbyl phosphate protects against free radical damage, promotes collagen production, improves the skins appearance, and has an influence on melanin production which can assist with the prevention of hyperpigmentation.

Shea butter is hailed for its protecting and emollient properties. Rich in cinnamic acid, it also protects the skin from UV rays and can be included in skin care products to protect against the sun.

Is a chelating agent which helps preservatives to work better and help improve the products overall stability.

Is derived from olive oil unsaponifiables. It is highly stable, and is equivalent to human sebum, making it perfectly compatible with the skin. Olive Squalane is an emollient and imparts a non greasy silky feeling to the skin.  It also helps to relieve skin roughness and dryness.

Sorbitol is a powerful humectant or water binding additive. It is used to help maintain the products moisture balance and to hydrate the skin.

Is used as part of an emulsification system. Or in simple terms getting oil and water to combine without separating. Soy Lecthin is high in B vitamins and antioxidants. It also has advanced softening and moisturising action that leaves the skin soft and supple so it is very suitable for very dry and dehydrated skin.

Vitamin E plays a crucial role in protecting skin cells and membranes from environmental damage. This protection extends to stopping damage to the skin UV, pollutants and ageing. It provides deep moisturisation for the skin whilst allowing the skin to breathe and function naturally, therefore helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Offers moisturising, softening, nourishing and remineralising benefits. White tea also has astringent, toning and antioxidant properties which makes it well suited for anti- ageing products for mature, stressed, dry, tired and dull skin.

Cocoa Butter is high in antioxidants and offers deep hydration to the skin. It can help to sooth and protect dry skin and may aid in healing inflammation

Paw Paw is known as the Papaya plant. It contains vitamins A, D and E. It also has antifungal properties and anti-inflammatory properties.

Green Tea is high in antioxidants which can help fight free radical damage to the skin. It also contains molecules known as polyphenols which can help to reduce inflammation, promote healing and fight certain types of bacteria. Green Tea contains caffeine which may be helpful to treat puffiness and dark circles under the eye.

Ylang Ylang has traditionally been used for its calming and balancing properties.