White tea extract and Camellia oil (from the same plant as Tea) are loaded with antioxidants; used to reduce inflammation and promote skin brightening. According to Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), white tea is cool in nature and has the positive effects of clearing inner heat and detoxifying the body.
Kaolin clay has been used for centuries to absorb excess oil from the skin, preventing breakouts and to deep cleanse the skin.
Citruses like Orange and Lemon tighten loose skin and have been used for generations as astringent and to treat blemishes and control oil-production.
Naturally, Olive oil is packed with anti-aging antioxidants and squalene, making it superb for hair, skin, and nails. Italians have been using Olive oil for thousands of years.
Sea water, used to re-mineralize, detoxify and strengthen the skin especially in extreme weather condition.
Kaffir Lime, a fantastic astringent used in South East Asia as tonic, and detox agent for the whole body. Thai food has often Kaffir Lime and its leaves as aromatic.
Guava is traditionally used to protect the skin from sun damage and helps treat acne.
Orchid is one of Thailand's beauty secrets. Used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and smooth the skin.
Jeju is a very special place for Koreans throughout the centuries and its Aloe vera is highly prized for being packed with essentials minerals.
Bamboo leaves help soothe the skin and assists in the healing process. In traditional Korean medicine is used as anti-inflammatory.
Rice extract is rich in minerals, antioxidants, Vitamin B and E vitamins and it is used to purify and smooth the skin.
Lavender is the quintessential aroma of France. It is evocative of relaxation and endless fields in Provence. Historically used as perfume, it was very useful with skin burns.
Blue Tansy, a Mediterranean wild chamomile used as calming and skin healing botanical.
South India-inspired SHAANT
Sandalwood - in Ayurveda Sandalwood is known to reduce Pitta and Vata when they are aggravated, and it also has a neutral effect on Kapha, therefore promoting grounding and calmness. In skincare Sandalwood is deeply nourishing for mature skin.
Jasmine in Ayurveda Jasmine is known to reduce aggravation of Pitta in the head and helps in calming down anxiety and stress. In skincare Jasmine is great for very dry skin.
Moringa in Ayurveda is considered a super food for all ages. In skincare is very anti-inflammatory.
New Zealand-inspired KORU
Manuka - the Maori people used the leaves and bark for a wide range of ailments. In skincare, Manuka extract is priced for its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Tamanu oil - The exotic isles of the South Pacific are home to a long-used Tamanu as wound healing extract promoting the growth of healthy skin.