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Ingredients

 

It is an extract from various types of algae such as brown algae, chlorella or kelp. Its moisturizing and soothing effects are used. Thanks to omega-3 fatty acids, it fights wrinkles, scaling skin, acne and eczema. In general, algae contain large amounts of vitamins and minerals, such as iodine, iron and calcium. These are essential for proper skin function. It unifies skin tone and reduces pigment spots (has lightening properties).

 

Almond oil is made by pressing the sweet almond kernels. It is used for massages, moisturizing dry skin and is highly valued in the care of sensitive and children's skin. It contains vitamins A, E, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulphur and nickel, glycerides, sucrose and asparagine. It is ideal for the treatment of every skin, for its softening and nourishment. It naturally tightens the skin. It has a positive effect on the nervous system, supports memory, hair nourishment and growth. It is used as a universal oil for head and especially facial massage. It has calming effects. For this reason, its use is suitable for infants.

 

The coffee tree is an evergreen shrub native to Northeast Africa. The fruit is a berry that changes colour from green to purple during ripening. The fresh coffee beans hidden inside are also green and acquire their typical aroma and taste only when roasted. Chlorogenic acid helps reduce the absorption of sugar in the body. Caffeine balances the pH of the skin, helps prevent it from drying out, improves skin regeneration, alleviates the symptoms of hair loss and stimulates hair growth.

 

Argan is a small thorny tree growing in the southwestern Morocco. It is one of the endangered tree species registered in the UNESCO biosphere reserve. Argan fruits are harvested by hand and pressed into a highly prized oil nicknamed the elixir of beauty. Of the natural substances, argan oil contains beta-carotene, phytosterols, essential fatty acids and vitamins A and E. Vitamin E (tocopherol) is a significant antioxidant that helps protect skin cells from the negative effects of sunlight. Unsaturated fatty acids strengthen the ability to hydrate the skin and slow down the aging process of skin cells. Vitamin E also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to prevent the formation of wrinkles and effectively smooth out even those that have already been formed. Vitamin A helps restore collagen. This action contributes to the skin being smooth, supple and maintaining a youthful appearance. Argan oil also reduces the dryness of the skin and thus its irritability. When used in hair cosmetics, it helps reduce the itching of the scalp.

 

It is a natural organic substance with antioxidant properties. It plays a major role in the formation of collagen, which is important for the growth and repair of cells in body tissues, gums, blood vessels, bones and teeth. It protects the body from the harmful effects of pollution and infections and supports the functioning of the immune system. Ascorbic acid is a natural vitamin C found in many fruits (such as tomatoes, lemon or grapefruit). It is therefore a natural product, but it can also be created synthetically. It is the most widely used type of vitamin C in cosmetics. It is a powerful antioxidant, protects the skin from free radicals and fights the first signs of skin aging by softening, regenerating, restoring its elasticity and unifying colour tone (has lightening abilities). It also helps heal light stretch marks and damaged tissues (scars). It is essential for collagen production and cell renewal. It has anti-inflammatory effects, so it is helpful in the treatment of acne. Among other things, it has a slightly exfoliating effect on the skin.

 

It is a stable, fat-soluble form of vitamin C. It has antioxidant effects, brightens the skin, helps produce collagen and thus slows down the signs of aging. It can also lighten pigment spots and protect the skin from the harmful effects of the environment and UV radiation.

 
Balloon plant extract soothes irritation, itching and allergic skin. Treatment experiments have shown cortisone-like anti-inflammatory effects. The main external use is therefore for stressed and irritated skin. The extract also has a good effect on atopic eczema and  on the treatment of various skin problems. It strengthens the skin's natural protective barrier and can be used even by toddlers and young children. The balloon plant extract is obtained from fresh above-ground parts of a flowering plant which contains substances with anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects.
 
Cera Alba is one of the most widely used natural waxes in cosmetics, where it acts as an emulsifier and thickener. The function of beeswax is primarily to protect the skin against external influences, beeswax remains on the surface and forms a protective layer, thus helping other substances to heal and regenerate damaged skin, while deeply nourishing and moisturizing it. It is also anti-inflammatory, relieves swelling, has healing and soothing effects, especially on minor injuries, inflammation or burns. It creates a waterproof layer on the skin, thus protecting the skin and preventing further damage. It contains acid esters, free acids and hydrocarbons, as well as vitamin A. 
 
It is an evergreen tree native to Asia. A crossbreed between an orange and a lemon tree. It is grown both in the tropics and in Europe in the Mediterranean. The largest production of bergamot is from Italy, up to 80%. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation or cold pressing from the rind of the unripe fruit. Bergamot essential oil is an integral part of traditional Earl Gray tea. Its scent is used mainly in perfumery and cosmetics. Thanks to the high content of vitamin C, it helps to improve the condition of the skin. It has antifungal properties, improves collagen production and promotes hair growth. Its scent counteracts stress and promotes good sleep.
 
It is a biennial herb in the Aster family native to Europe, Asia, Africa and America. It grows from lowlands to mountains, in ditches, wetlands and on the edges of roads like weeds. Burdock contains polysaccharides, inulin, protein, glycoside arctiin, essential oil, palmitic and stearic acid, mucilages, tannins, bitterants, proteins, bitumens, fats, sulfates and phosphates of calcium, potassium and magnesium, and ascorbic acid. Burdock is used to prepare oil (oleum bardanae) which is usedin cosmetics as a hair growth aid. It reduces hair loss and also helps with excessive sebum production. Burdock extract improves the treatment of eczema, mycoses, rashes, inflammation and poorly healing wounds.
 
It is a compound of natural origin – glycerin and most often coconut or palm oil. It is used as an ingredient that slows down the loss of water in the skin by creating a barrier on its surface. It forms a silky, oily film on the skin, but without the undesirable sign of oiliness. It softens and smoothes the skin, does not irritate and is therefore suitable for sensitive skin. It helps other beneficial substances penetrate the skin.
 
Reliable and safe surfactant of plant origin. It is one of the finest cleansers and is therefore suitable for sensitive and fragile skin and children's cosmetics. It improves product foamability, foam stability and density. It is easily biodegradable. 
 

Atlas cedar is an evergreen coniferous tree reaching a height of up to 30 m, native to North Africa. It is mainly used to obtain essential oil by distilling its bark. The essential oil is characterized by a sweet woody aroma with camphor undertones. It helps alleviate feelings of weakness, insecurity, anger and nervousness. It restores a feeling of peace and harmony. It is also used for its antiseptic effects, it helps with respiratory problems, bronchitis, urinary tract and reproductive tract infections. Valuable vegetable oil is obtained by pressing the seeds from the cones. It is rich in vitamins A, B, D, E and F, contains 19 amino acids, fatty acids (palmitic, stearic), carbohydrates, proteins and mineral trace elements (copper, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iodine, etc.).

 
It is a vegetable oil derivative, coconut or palm. It is also produced synthetically. It does not cause allergic reactions, does not irritate and is therefore also suitable for sensitive skin. It is comedogenic and is not recommended for oily skin type. It is added to cosmetics as an emulsifier and thickener. It prolongs the durability of the product and allows other ingredients to be better absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin. It softens and smoothes the skin. It forms a protective film on the surface, thus locking its natural hydration.
 

It is a natural substance obtained from corn or coconut starch. It is used as an emulsifier as it thickens a product according to specific requirements. It accelerates the absorption of care and active substances. It restores hydration and moisture to the skin and hair. It is not comedogenic and can be tolerated very well by sensitive skin, including children's skin, does not irritate the skin and has no negative effects on health.

 
It is a derivative of coconut or palm oil, or palmitic acid. It does not cause allergic reactions, does not irritate the skin and is therefore recommended for even the most sensitive skin. It forms a non-greasy film on the skin or hair. The substance is not recommended for oily skin types because it is comedogenic. In cosmetics, it is used to thicken and make a product easy to spread.
 

It is an important adaptogen with strong regenerative and revitalizing effects. It stimulates and calms, affects the function of the nervous system and memory, supplies energy and has a good effect on the immune system. Chinese knotweed has antioxidant effects, slows down aging and promotes natural longevity. It cleanses the blood and body of toxic substances. This herb blocks the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, thus preventing hair loss. According to TCM, it is recommended to cook Chinese knotweed powder with black beans in order to eliminate substances that burden the kidneys and liver and so as to use it for a longer period of time. The stem of  this plant has been used against sweating, insomnia, stiff limbs, dull pain, or rashes and scabies. A Chinese knotweed decoction is usedexternally for washing, it is also used to prepare an ointment.

 
It is a colourless liquid contained in many plants (myrtle, basil, bergamot, thyme, litsea, lemon balm, lime, lemon, orange, etc.). It is characterized by a strong, specific lemon scent, so it is used mainly in cosmetics and perfumery. It has a beneficial effect on concentration, refreshes and cleanses.
 

It is an organic acid naturally occurring in the bodies of animals and plants (e.g. citrus fruit, limes, lemons, cranberries, oranges, raspberries, blackberries). It is a substance with many beneficial properties. It helps remove dead skin cells from the skin, restores the skin pH balance, prevents the growth of bacteria, yeast and fungi, brightens the skin and helps lighten pigment spots on the skin.

 
It is a mild cleanser, does not irritate and does not dry out the skin. It helps the product foam and form an emulsion of water and oil.
 

It is a medicinal plant that is used to lower blood pressure, calms the nervous system. It is used in medicine against sclerosis, high blood pressure, insomnia, irritability, palpitation, arrhythmias, cardiac neurosis, symptoms of menopause, migraines, etc. It has a positive effect especially in long-term use with its tonic effect in case of heart defects or weakness in the elderly.

 

It is a derivative of a natural substance made from coconut oil. It is a mixture of esters of coconut alcohol with caprylic acid and capric acid. It is soft to the touch, leaves a silky feeling, softens and smoothes the skin. In cosmetics, it is used as a natural substitute for synthetic silicones. It is perfectly absorbed into the skin and also helps other ingredients to penetrate it.

 
These are sugar tensides that are gentle on the skin. They are made from coconut oil. It creates a fine foam that effectively washes away impurities from the skin. It does not irritate the skin and is suitable for sensitive, dry and irritated skin.
 
Coconuts are pressed for oil which is widely used in gastronomy, cosmetics and other industries. The oil is clear, liquid and has a light consistency. Coconut is rich in proteins, fats, fatty acids and antioxidants. It has antimicrobial and antiseptic effects, is mildly anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, supports the proper function of the digestive system and thyroid gland, thus helping to lose weight, improving the absorption of nutrients into the body and supports the immune system. The oil has a  beneficial use in the care of the skin and hair (hair wraps). It hydrates intensively, protects and regenerates naturally. It whitens the teeth gently and cares for the oral cavity. It soothes and heals the skin after shaving and sunbathing. Coconut oil also acts as a natural antibiotic that helps destroy bacteria, viruses, yeast and fungi.
 
This is an edible parasitic sac fungus. Its spores attach to the surfaces of insect larvae and then fill the entire body with their sclerotia, from which a mature fungus grows. Cordyceps grows at altitudes above about 3500 metres, mainly in the mountains of Tibet, in theChinese provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, etc. The fungus is harvested from April to August. However, there is little of it to find in the wild. Apparently, the presence decreased by 90% over the last 25 years, which has naturally increased its value on the market, and therefore this fungus is also grown artificially. The demand for Cordyceps is mainly due to its effects on human health. The power of Cordyceps has been used by traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine for thousands of years. There are stories that describe how yak herdsmen noticed a change in animals when they grazed on Cordyceps. The animals were more vital, stronger, healthier and more potent. Written records can be traced back to 620 AD. Cordyceps has been known to the Western world since 1726, when it was introduced at a mycological conference in Paris. But then the Western world had no idea about the effects of Cordyceps. However, this changed, albeit much later, due to the fact that Cordyceps was officially registered among herbal medicines in Chinese pharmacology in 1964.
 
It is a naturally present substance used to perfume a product. It is present in many essential oils, such as lavender, cinnamon or lemon grass. It is characterized by its sweet, delicate scent. It is used in cosmetics, the tobacco industry and medicine. It has antifungal effects and acts a bit like an antioxidant. 
 
It is a surfactant made from corn sugar and coconut oil. Due to the fact that it is very well tolerated by the skin, it is ideal for sensitive skin and can also be used for products intended for children. Its leading feature is rich foaming. It softens and nourishes the skin and helps it retain moisture.
 

It is a strong antioxidant designed to combat premature skin aging and UV radiation. It has soothing effects on the skin comparable to vitamin C.

 
It is a natural substance occurring naturally in essential oils of plants. Its floral aroma is used to deodorize theproduct. Farnesol has antibacterial properties, supports cell regeneration and skin tissue regeneration. It regulates the production of sebum and is used to treat acne. It softens the skin and increases its elasticity.
 
Geraniol is a naturally present organic alcohol-like substance found in many plants (such as geranium, citronella, pelargonium or ylang-ylang). In natural cosmetics, it is mainly found in essential oils. It causes poor absorption of the product into the skin. It masks the natural smell of unscented ingredients, acts as an excellent antioxidant, has antiseptic and anti-cancer effects and improves mood.
 

Ginseng is a perennial plant native to East Asia, Siberia and North America. It is considered a miracle plant for its effects. The older the ginseng, the better its quality and the higher number of active substances in it. It is an adaptogen, a plant that increases the body's resistance to physical and mental overload. It contains saponins, antioxidants, peptides and polysaccharides (ginsan - significantly stimulates immune system). It is used to prevent stress, diabetes (regulates blood sugar - glycemia), neurasthenia and it is also a popular aphrodisiac. It has an antitumor effect, similar to antibiotics – it has an antibacterial effect, improves metabolism, wound healing, memory, has a good effect on liver function, detoxifies. Two different forms of Panax ginseng are mentioned, namely red (occurring and processed in Korea) and white ginseng.

 
This is an amino acid necessary for cell function. It improves muscle fibre regeneration. It supports the production of nucleic acids, proteins and thus supports the immune system.
 

Glycerin is a clear, odourless liquid. We find vegetable glycerin in natural cosmetics, which is produced by heating vegetable fats rich in triglycerides. It is naturally present in all oils and fats (including the human body). The main function of glycerin is the ability to bind moisture and it helps other substances in cosmetics to be absorbed into the skin as quickly as possible. It softens the skin and helps it maintain its own hydration.

 

The substance is obtained from plant and animal sources or is produced synthetically. The main function is making creams and other products easier to spread. It also helps to form an emulsion of water and oils, improves skin protection. It gives the skin a  soft and smooth look. It can also increase the skin's ability to absorb other substances. It has antibacterial properties.

 
It is a natural emulsifier made from palm kernel or soybean oil, but it can also come from animal sources. It occurs naturally in the human body. Thanks to its emollient properties, it gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It hydrates, smoothes the skin and creates a protective layer on it. It also softens other substances in the products and makes them more flexible and easier to spread. 
 
It is a substance of natural origin, which is made from vegetable oils and citric acid. It improves the ability to form emulsions, helps to soften other ingredients, makes them more flexible and easier to spread. It forms a protective film on the surface of the skin, preventing the escape of moisture, softens and smoothes it. This substance is safe and not irritating. 
 

The oil has strong antioxidant properties and preservative effects. Cones, which are usually used for cosmetics, contain B vitamins, minerals and other substances beneficial to the body. It detoxifies the body and helps with women's problems, such as stabilization of the menstrual cycle or menopause. It helps deal with insomnia and lack of appetite. Thanks to its toning and softening properties, it will be appreciated especially by problematic skin. It has anti-inflammatory and disinfectant effects. As it is not an allergen, it is well tolerated by sensitive skin.

 
Jiaogulan is a climbing plant, also known as five-leaf ginseng. It is native to the southern regions of China. It has been said for centuries that drinking tea made from this medicinal herb prolongs life. It strengthens the heart, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol. It regulates blood pressure - lowers high, can increase low. It relieves cramps, strengthens the nervous system, stimulates liver function, acts as a prevention against cancer.
 
It is an evergreen small-leaved shrub growing in arid areas of southern and central California in the United States. Jojoba oil, which is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, provitamin A and antioxidant vitamin E, is pressed from the seeds. The oil has significant hydrating effects, acts against dandruff and stimulates hair roots. It is suitable for all skin types, but is most suitable for dry and damaged skin, eczematous and cracked skin. It accelerates the healing of acne scars.
 

Lavender oil is an essential oil obtained by distilling flowers from shrubs growing mainly in the Mediterranean and southern Europe. Lavender is a popular aromatic herb in the family Lamiaceae. It is typical for its strong scent and purple colour of flowers. The oil soothes, helps treat migraines, headaches, relieves depression, nervous tension, exhaustion and stress, insomnia and the related reduction in blood pressure. It also supplies energy and improves mood. As one of the few aromatic oils, it can be used directly on the skin, so it is used for burns. It has healing effects, can reduce the formation of blisters, accelerates the healing of scars. Lavender has significant regenerative effects, refreshes and relieves muscle pain and rheumatism. It supports the formation of new cells, so it is suitable for all skin types, especially for mature skin.

 

Lemongrass is a perennial tropical grass in the Poaceae family, native to Southeast Asia. It grows to a height of 150 cm and grows in clumps into leaves with a fleshy base. In all their parts we find essential oils which are widely used in cosmetics and aromatherapy. It contains essential oils citral, limonene, nerol, linalool and geraniol. It is rich in vitamin A, but also minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, flavonoids and more.

Lemongrass has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal and preservative effects, extending the life of the product. Thanks to its strong aroma, it can be used as a perfume or to mask the basic odour. It is used in aromatherapy during periods of stress or anxiety and nervousness. It is often used in skin products, has a great effect on the condition of the skin, naturally reduces the formation of sebum. It reduces the incidence of acne.

 
It is made from many plants or fruits present in nature, especially in  lemon peel, as well as in the peel of other citrus fruits, pepper, Australian tea tree oil, nutmeg, peppermint, rose, fennel, lavender, sage, etc. Thanks to its properties, it supports the absorption of certain substances into the skin, has an anti-inflammatory effect and significantly prevents the multiplication of bacteria. 
 
It is a naturally present substance found in many flowers and root plants. It is characterized by a pleasant floral scent of lilies of the valley. It supports mental well-being and reduces stress. ItsIts anti-inflammatory properties are interesting. It reduces the formation of bacteria and prolongs the shelf life of the product.
 
It is made from small-fruited Queensland nut native to eastern Australia. The macadamia is an evergreen trees or shrub growing toheight of 2 to 18 m. The oil is cold pressed from the fruits - macadamia nuts. The consistency of the oil is rather denser, with a delicate aroma and taste of nuts. Thanks to the demanding macadamia cultivation and the complex processing of hard fruits, the oil is one of the most expensive in the world. It is rich in omega 3, 6 and 7 fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B3 (niacin), a high proportion of vitamin E, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc and protein. The oil is easily absorbed into the skin and does not leave an unpleasant greasy feeling on it. It has antioxidant and  regenerative effects. It softens and hydrates the skin and helps it maintain moisture. 
 
It has the form of a large cluster consisting of a stem with up to many hundreds of caps grown together. The Maitake fruiting body thus reaches a width of up to 100 cm. It grows at the bases of trees and stumps. It is native to Asia and North America, but is now widespread throughout the world and is also grown commercially. Maitake is popular in the culinary world, has a rich delicate taste and a pleasant aroma, but is even more known as a vital mushroom used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine, while the 'Western cultures' first described it in 1785, namely James J. Dickson, a Scottish mycologist. Maitake contains many biologically active substances, vitamins and minerals , polysaccharides, proteoglycans (D-fractions), phenols, flavonoids and unsaturated fatty acids. It has significant anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-stress properties. Active polysaccharides have antiviral, immunostimulatory and antitumor effects. Maitake lowers the level of blood pressure and blood sugar, regulates the level of cholesterol and lipids, has  adaptogenic effects. It also strengthens the immune system, helps with colds, diabetes, viral and oncological diseases, such as breast, lung, stomach or brain cancer.
 

Mongolian milkvetch is an antioxidant; it helps neutralize free radicals in the body. Its effects on the cardiovascular system are positive. It normalizes blood pressure, blood circulation and keeps blood vessels healthy. It helps blood perfusion in the skin and in inflammation of the kidneys. It is an important adaptogen – it increases the body's resistance to stress and physical fatigue. The Yellow Emperor, who ruled from 2737 to 2697 BC, ranked this plant among the most important species as a remedy for pain, pus and haemorrhoids, but also for 'hundreds of childhood diseases'. The Chinese have used the plant for millennia as a means of boosting immunity, especially in young people.

 

Nettle is known worldwide except for the tropics. It is a traditional herb of folk medicine. It is rich in vitamins B and C, but also minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and others. In medicine and cosmetics, it is used mainly for its significant anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. It helps with respiratory diseases and in the treatment of diabetes, lowers blood sugar. It can be used to treat rheumatism, asthma, chronic kidney disease or urinary tract infection. It effectively supports the production of red blood cells. It also has calming effects; nettle compresses can be used for burns or abrasions. It acts against hair loss, strengthens it and prevents greasy hair. It suppresses itchy scalp and dandruff. It restores shine to dark hair and darkens light hair. Hair is thick and supple with it. Nettle has the ability to cleanse and regenerate the skin. It may be mildly irritating for some sensitive individuals, otherwise no side or adverse effects are known.

 
Oak is a deciduous tree from the Fagaceae, it is native to Europe and Anatolia. Its bark is used, which is rich in tannins, gallic and elagic acids, bitterants, flavonoids and resins. Its complex of active substances reduces skin redness, stimulates collagen production and acts against free radicals.
 
This is a fatty alcohol made from substances naturally present in plants and animals. It is also produced synthetically. It acts as a softener in the product and makes the substances more flexible and easier to spread. It can also be used as a solvent, dissolving other ingredients of the product. Occasionally it can be added for perfuming or as a moisturizer, it has significant hydrating effects. It creates a non-greasy film on the skin preventing the loss of water from the upper layers of the skin for long hours, thus reducing skin dehydration.
 

Olive tree is native to Anatolia and the Mediterranean and is one of the oldest cultivated plants. Olive oil is cold pressed from olives, which are rich in vitamins (A, E and K), omega-3 fatty acids and oleic acid. Olive oil, although it has a light consistency and is quickly absorbed, also lubricates heavily and perfuses considerably. It has significant antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and mild antimicrobial effects. It protects the skin from free radicals, maintains its youthful appearance. It regenerates, softens and increases skin elasticity. It is suitable for all skin types, but it will be appreciated especially by dry, tired and mature skin.

 
It is a perennial tree native to Southwest China. It grows to a height of 10 to 15 m. Originally, only its healing properties were used and only later was it grown for its tasty fruits. It blooms with beautiful white flowers from March to June. It bears round orange fruits. Essential oils are obtained from the rind of the fruit by cold pressing. Orange essential oil has calming effects, so it is used for hyperactivity in children, blood circulation problems, it has a mild antibiotic effect. Citrus sinensis, or its extracts or essential oil, is used mainly due to its antioxidant activity. It supports the expulsion of harmful substances from the skin, improves the healing of problematic skin, cleanses and restores the cellular structure of the skin, supports blood circulation, gives the skin the necessary brightness and evens out its tone, reduces the visibility of wrinkles. It is suitable as a part of care products for problematic, dry and aging skin. 
 

Panthenol regenerates, promotes cell renewal, is used as a moisturizer, is easily absorbed into the layers below the skin surface where it is converted to pantothenic acid, which is naturally present in the human body. It is an active substance in many skin and hair products and other personal care products. It has electrostatic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, regenerative and calming effects. It improves skin hydration (softens the skin, leaves it smooth and restores its natural balance), reduces itching of the skin, accelerates healing of epidermal wounds (burns, insect bites). It is also used in the manufacture of medicine to treat acne and spots on the skin. Moreover, it helps reduce dilation of blood vessels. It is not an allergen; it can irritate the skin only in high concentrations. It is safe for small children and pregnant and breast-feeding women; it is also safe to swallow and has no risk of toxicity.

 

It occurs naturally in oils and fats from which it is obtained by saponification and esterification. It is a light amber to yellow liquid which can come from, for example, peanut or pecan oil. In cosmetic products, it acts as an emollient, smoothes the skin and softens it.

 
It is an organic compound in the form of a colourless liquid, characterized by its pleasant floral scent. It occurs as part of essential oils in nature. It therefore serves as a fragrant substance and preservative.
 

Pink rock-rose is a shrubby wild rose. It is characterized by a strong and sharp scent. It is native to Turkey, but today it is already widespread throughout the Mediterranean. The plant is rich in natural antioxidants, which are abundant, especially in its leaves. It is also one of the strong adaptogens – it increases the body's immunity system. It acts against bacteria, viruses, fungi, inflammation, as an antiseptic or as a supplement in the treatment of indigestion and migraines.

It is also used in folk medicine for the production of teas and tinctures. The crushed above-ground part of the plant is used. It helps with inflammation of the urinary system, colds, indigestion or liver problems. The substances contained have been shown to act against bacteria, viruses, fungi and inflammation.

 

It is a natural emulsifier that helps to combine water- and oil-based substances. These emulsions are effectively resistant to heat and especially to sunlight. It has softening effects on the skin and supports its hydration. Therefore, it is used as a skin softener and conditioner. It hydrates and smoothes hair and skin. 

 
It is a hydrophilic emulsifier that helps spread creams and emulsions well and gently remove impurities from the skin.
 
Potassium sorbate is a widely used antimicrobial and preservative. It prevents the growth of fungi, yeast and bacteria. It is used in cosmetics as an alternative to parabens. Sorbic acid is naturally present in berries (Sorbus aucuparia - rowan). It is only effective in products that have a pH of less than 6. The lower this value, the more effective the potassium sorbate.
 
Sunflower is native to North America and Mexico. It was imported mainly for its beauty of monumental flowers. Only later did oil be pressed from the seeds. It grows to a height of up to 2 metres and its flowers reach a diameter of up to 40 cm. The pressed oil contains mainly linoleic and oleic acid. It has anti-sclerotic effects and is an excellent ingredient for the preparation of medicinal ointments. It is used externally, e.g.. for inflammation, intertrigo. The petals are used in tea blends to reduce fever and sweating, aid digestion and stimulate liver function. Sunflower seeds contain up to 45% of oil, as well as proteins, glycerides, sterols, phospholipids, carotenoids, organic acids (oleic, linoleic, citric, tartaric, chlorogenic), lecithin, provitamin A and vitamins D and E. Flowers and leaves contain quercimeritrin, coumarin glycosides, triterpenesaponins, carotenoids, anthocyanins, tannins, choline, xanthophylls, betaine, helianthin and  minerals.
 
It is an organic compound made from corn starch, soybeans and rape plant. It can also be made synthetically. It is used in cosmetics in two forms, namely 1,2-Propanediol (it has hydrating properties, serves as a solvent and reduces its viscosity, can irritate the skin and cause contact dermatitis) and 1,3-Propanediol (this substance is considered safe and is approved by EcoCert as suitable for use in cosmetics).
 
It is a substance historically produced from oil, but recently it leans towards production from plant sources (e.g. soybeans, rape plant). It reduces peeling of damaged skin, improves its appearance and acts as a skin conditioner.
 

It is an annual to biennial herb native to southern and western Europe. It belongs to the borage family. The oil is obtained from seeds and contains a number of polyunsaturated omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 (gamma-linolenic acid) fatty acids. It helps improve overall skin condition. It is part of cosmetics for sensitive and fragile skin, anti-wrinkle creams or products for softening sensitive skin, including in the eye area.

 

Reishi belongs to the polypore wood-decaying fungi; it is also known as the lingzhi mushroom. It can be found on the trunks of mostly dead trees or stumps. Its fruiting bodies are semi-circular and have a diameter of 6−12 cm, they are specific for their glossy lacquered-looking layer. Reishi is native to Asia, where it is also called the 'divine mushroom of immortality'. It is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine, being used for more than 4000 years. It is also mentioned in the basic work of Chinese medicine, in the Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor. It was so rare at the time that it was intended only for the emperor and his family.

Reishi can activate the body's immune system response, helping to maintain the normal function of the blood circulation. It also helps maintain normal cholesterol levels in a natural way. It contains many bioactive substances that make it completely unique. In addition to vitamins and minerals, reishi contains a large number of polysaccharides, beta-glucans, ganoderans, but also steroids, cyclic esters of lactones and triterpenes, which also include ganoderic acid and lanostanes.

 

Safflower oil contains linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that offers many positive benefits for the skin. Linoleic acid has strong abilities to remove impurities and sebum from the skin. It has a great emollient effect (e.g. in conditioners), safflower oil can also be applied to the skin. It promotes wound healing, is used for haemorrhoids and varicose veins. Most dermatologists agree that it is a safe ingredient. Thanks to its excellent moisturizing properties, safflower oil is most suitable for people with normal to dry skin.

 

Shea butter actively cares for all skin types thanks to its gentle composition, which is full of unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins A, D, E and F, and antioxidants and phytosterols. The combination of these substances softens the skin and greatly helps its regeneration. It is thus suitable for the treatment of damaged, grazed skin, the regeneration of minor injuries and scars or scabs after acne. Due to its amazing abilities, shea butter is a sought-after helper for problems with dry, irritated or sensitive skin. It is a light yellow to creamy brown, soft, greasy substance, obtained from the fruits of a tree known as the African shea tree. It comes from West Africa. The best and highest quality shea butter is extracted by cold pressing. It is an important source of anti-inflammatory substances. Shea butter promotes collagen production and counteracts the effects that contribute to premature skin aging. It protects cells from oxidative stress.

 
Shiitake is native to Asia, where it is also used in gastronomy. It is said that its taste is 4−10 times more concentrated than in other mushrooms, so it is suitable forflavouring meat, soups, sauces or salads.Shiitake is a wood-decaying Basidiomycota growing on fallen trees or stumps. There are two types of Shiitake in Japan,a more prized donko with a closed cap and a koshin with an open cap. Shiitake is now grown commercially in controlled grow houses as the demand for it is huge. The first mention of Shiitake comes from the works of Chinese medicine from a period2000 years ago. Shiitake is said to be the 'queen of mushrooms' or the 'elixir of life', for which its composition predestines it. Shiitake is rich in essential amino acids, minerals and B vitamins, as well as provitamin D2. Other substances that can be found in Shiitake are, for example, the purine alkaloid eritadenine, polysaccharides ‒ beta glucans, which include lentinates, etc.
 
Sodiumbenzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid. It is a colourless to white crystalline powder soluble in water. It also occurs in nature, e.g. in cranberries, plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves and apples. It is used as an ingredient of the preservation system. It prevents or slows down the growth of bacteria. This protects the cosmetic product from deterioration. 
 
It is a derivative of natural cellulose in the form of  a light powder which is obtained from wood pulp and cotton. It improves the binding between the individual ingredients and creates pleasant and  easy-to-spread emulsions. It is not absorbed into the body which safely eliminates it. The substance is good for vegans. 
 
Salt is an inorganic substance of mineral origin naturally present in seawater and in the form of rock salt. In cosmetics, it is used to adjust the viscosity of the product. It has toning, cleaning, antiseptic and abrasive effects. It has a hydrating effect, removes impurities and dead cells, soothes and softens the skin. 
 
It is an amber substance important for the foaming of hair and body care products. It is made from coconut oil. It regenerates and improves elasticity of hair. It has excellent cleansing properties and is well tolerated by extremely sensitive skin. It is also suitable for children's skin.
 
It is a fine surfactant. It helps remove impurities from the skin's pores and leaves it soft and hydrated. In natural cosmetics, it replaces the function of sulphates. It is used to reduce possible irritation. Therefore, this substance is well tolerated by sensitive and allergic skin. It is made mainly from  coconut oil.
 
It is a natural surfactant. It thoroughly removes impurities from the skin and is therefore often used in makeup removals. It is well biodegradable from water sources.
 
It is an ester of fatty acids of olive oil and sorbitol. It is a natural substance present in the form of solid wax. It helps to form an emulsion in the product. It helps the skin retain its natural moisture and supports the renewal of its tissue (suitable for small scars). In hair care, it adds shine and hydration to the hair fibre.
 
A substance that adjusts the viscosity of the product and contributes to the good application of the product during its use. It keeps skin supple and hydrated.
 
Stalked bulbine is a succulent native to the tropicaland  subtropical regions of South Africa. It has been used in traditional folk medicine for centuries as a decoction of fresh leaves for coughs, colds and arthritis. It is used for its anti-inflammatory effects, it destroys harmful bacteria, relieves acne, eczema and has a hydrating effect on cracked and dry skin.
 

Sunflower is native to North America and Mexico. It was imported mainly for its beauty of monumental flowers. Only later did oil be pressed from the seeds. It grows to a height of up to 2 metres and its flowers reach a diameter of up to 40 cm. The pressed oil contains mainly linoleic and oleic acid. It has anti-sclerotic effects and is an excellent ingredient for the preparation of medicinal ointments. It is used externally, e.g. for inflammation, intertrigo. The petals are used in tea blends to reduce fever and sweating, aid digestion and stimulate liver function. Sunflower seeds contain up to 45% of oil, as well as proteins, glycerides, sterols, phospholipids, carotenoids, organic acids (oleic, linoleic, citric, tartaric, chlorogenic), lecithin, provitamin A and vitamins D and E. Flowers and leaves contain quercimeritrin, coumarin glycosides, triterpene saponins, carotenoids, anthocyanins, tannins, choline, xanthophylls, betaine, helianthin and minerals.

 

Tea plant is an evergreen shrub native to Southeast Asia. Leaf extract, vegetable oil or also essential oil is used. Green tea is rich in phenols, vitamins A, B and E and minerals. It excels in antioxidant abilities, participates in the stimulation of skin cell renewal, improves the healing of damaged skin, acts against skin infections and prevents the development of inflamed centres. It also reduces swelling and dark circles. It has an antifungal effect. It is added to personal care products, but also to soaps and other personal hygiene products. As an ingredient in hair cosmetics, it relieves itchy scalp, removes dandruff and improves hair growth.

 

Tocopherol is one of the naturally present antioxidants called vitamin E. Two types of vitamin E are mainly used in cosmetics - tocopherol (naturally present in wheat germ oil, for example) and tocopherylacetate (synthetic vitamin E). We can also come across d-alpha-tocopherol in the ingredients, which is of natural origin and is best absorbed. All E vitamins act as antioxidants and prevent rancidification of oils and butters. Vitamin E is vital for the human body. Tocopheryl acetate is formed artificially, is more stable and prolongs the life of the product slightly more than natural tocopherol. However, it is less absorbable for the skin. Tocopherol is formed by vacuum separation from vegetable oils and is well absorbed into the skin. Both vitamins E are strong antioxidants, fight the effects of free radicals, prevent premature aging (pigment spots, wrinkles, loss of firmness and elasticity) and reduce scaling skin. They act as preservatives in cosmetics.

 

Toothache plant is native to South America. It has a lifting effect and prevents the formation of wrinkles. The flower extract stimulates the production of collagen and repairs the skin from the inside, inducing the final effect of lifting and tightening. It contains spilanthol, which acts as an anaesthetic and analgesic, so chewing leaves has numbing effects and helps with toothache. Extracts from this plant are added to cosmetics due to their valued ability to smooth out wrinkles.

 
It is a compound that resembles vitamin K in function and structure, but from a physiological and biochemical point of view it is not a vitamin because our body can make it. It is found in most human cells. In cosmetics, this positive active substance is used for its strong antioxidant effects. It supports the proper function of the skin, accelerates its healing in case of autoimmune diseases, eczema and inflammation. It helps cells make collagen and elastin, thus reducing the appearance and visibility of wrinkles.
 
Water is a traditional and important ingredient in cosmetics. It helps other ingredients to integrate into the recipe. It has no negative effect on the skin. On the contrary, it softens, moisturizes and contributes to easier absorption of oils into the skin. Water has a neutral pH, so no side effects are known.
 

It is a substance of natural origin obtained by fermentation of corn starch with the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris. It is a stable substance resistant to more demanding conditions, thus extending the shelf life of the product. In cosmetic products, it is used as an emulsifier and preservative, increasing the density of the product. It does not cause allergies and has no negative effects on the skin. It improves the appearance of dry or damaged skin, reduces peeling and restores elasticity. It forms a protective film on the skin, has hydrating and moisture-retaining properties.

 
It is naturally present in the skin. Its property is to maintain the skin's natural moisture. It improves the appearance of dry and damaged skin, restores its elasticity. It slows down the formation of wrinkles caused by UV radiation. It reduces the production of sebum, so it is an ideal ingredient in products for oily and combination skin, oily hair, skin with acne and skin suffering from seborrheic dermatitis. Zinc PCA is also used for its deodorizing ability because it helps eliminate the breakdown of bacteria that cause unpleasant odours. 

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