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Ingredient glossary
  • Algae

    Algae

    Algae protect the skin's micro capillary integrity and act against aging and photo-aging caused by UV radiation.
    The components in algae act as a shield for the integrity of the capillaries of the skin and aging and photoaging caused by ultraviolet radiation UV. They contain sulfuric galactans which help to prevent the appearance of signs of aging, especially when the skin is exposed to external factors such as radiation UV, atmospheric pollutants and other harmful agents. Algae fortifies the skin with the tools it needs to protect the integrity of its micro vessels and helps the inflammatory process of the skin, while improving absorption of micro-components.

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  • Almond

    Almond

    Almond is an emollient with healing and moisturizing properties that nourish the skin.
    The almond tree symbolizes the end of winter as it is the first tree to bloom. Almond oil is one of the richest oils in fatty acids, vitamins A, B & E and trace elements and is compatible with the skin lipids. Hippocrates used it to offer relief from itching and irritation caused by eczema and to address gynecological conditions. It nourishes the skin, leaving it soft and moisturized, while helping to maintain elasticity. It is suitable for sensitive skin (baby skin and the eye area, i.e. for make-up removal).

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  • Aloe

    Aloe

    Aloe has significant moisturizing and healing properties.
    Aloe is native to the driest parts of Africa. According to historical sources, Aristotle persuaded Alexander the Great to conquer the Sokotra Island in the Indian Ocean sot that he could secure plenty of aloe for his wounded soldiers. Aloe has intensive moisturizing and healing properties. Its anti-inflammatory action soothes and prevents irritations and promotes wound healing. Aloe leaf juice is used for the treatment of common burns and sunburns.

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  • Apricot

    Apricot

    Apricot has a moisturizing and emollient action.
    Apricot was first cultivated in India and China around 3000 BC. Its introduction to Greece is attributed to Alexander the Great. Apricot is used to soothe inflamed, dehydrated, mature, sensitive and irritated skin. It has moisturizing and emollient properties.

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  • Arnica

    Arnica

    Arnica has decongestive properties and improves blood circulation.
    The name arnica derives from the ancient Greek word "arnakis", meaning "lamb's coat"and refers to the felt-like sepals surrounding the flower. Arnica extract is used for its decongestive, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It improves blood circulation, detoxifies and accelerates healing. Arnica is used to treat external injuries such as bruises, sores, traumatic injuries and sprains.

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  • Basil

    Basil

    Basil essential oil helps improve mental clarity and concentration and also acts as an insect repellant.
    The name basil derives from the Greek word "vasilias" meaning king, since the plant was thought to be royal"due to its special therapeutic properties. Basil essential oil decreases mental fatigue, improves mental clarity and concentration. It also relieves headaches and migraines and repels insects.. Traditionally, it was used to treat acne, insect stings and skin infections.

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  • Bay Laurel

    Bay Laurel

    Bay Laurel tones and moisturizes the hair, giving it a unique shine.
    The scientific name Laurus derives from the latin verb "laudare" which means "to praise", as the laurel bay wreaths were always awarded to winners as a symbol of victory and honor. Laurel contains fatty acids, vitamins A & E and metals and is well known for its beneficial effect on the hair. Bay laurel reinforces hair structure and protects against hair loss. It tones and nurtures the hair, while increasing shine. It is used as an aromatic ingredient in cosmetics, while its oil is used for massages and to treat respiratory conditions and arthritis pain.

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  • Beeswax

    Beeswax

    Produced by bees, beeswax has moisturizing, emollient and soothing properties.
    Beeswax is produced in specific wax-producing glands of young bees and is used as a building material in order to build the hive and "seal" honeycomb cells. For thousands of years, it has been used as a modeling material to create sculpture and jewelry molds. The Ancient Greeks and Romans cast metal using beeswax. Studies have shown that beeswax is rich in fatty acids and is compatible with skin lipids. It is used for its moisturizing and soothing properties and imparts a rich texture to cosmetics, for a shiny and glossy effect.

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  • Bergamot

    Bergamot

    Bergamot is a natural deodorant, antiseptic and astringent that is ideal for oily, mixed or acne prone skin types. It also refreshes the breath.
    The name bergamot comes from the Turkish word "Beg-armonti" or "the master's pear". Its essential oil has a characteristic fruity scent. It has antiseptic and astringent properties that make it ideal for oily, mixed and acne prone skin. It also improves mood, relieves stress and acts as a natural deodorant.

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  • Bilberry

    Bilberry

    Bilberry has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, acting as a protective shield for the skin. It effectively hydrates the skin leaving it soft.
    Many active ingredients have been isolated fromthe bilberry fruit and leavesy, including anthocyanins, vitamins, sugars and pectins (from the fruit)and quercetin, catechins, tannins and acids (from the leaves). Anthocyanins are considered to be more important than their pharmacologically active ingredients. Bilberry extract improves microcirculation and has proven anti-inflammatory properties. It is now cultivated in many countries as a super food.

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  • Bitter orange

    Bitter orange

    Bitter Orange boosts the metabolism and helps in lypolisis.
    Neroli essential oil has a scent similar to bergamot and is produced from the bitter orange blossom.. As bitter orange blossom extract is rich in vitamin C, flavones and other antioxidants, it helps in lipolysis and reduces the appearance of cellulite by strengthening and promoting blood circulation. It can be used in hair rinsing products to add shine and in facial creams to protect the sensitive capillaries of the skin. In addition, it is used in aromatherapy for the treatment of depression, tension and skin problems.

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  • Black currant

    Black currant

    Black Currant has emollient and moisturizing properties. It also works as an anti-irritant and naturally colors the lips.
    The word "Currant" is a derivative of "raisin of Corinth", and many types of fruits go by this name. Black currant fruits are a good source of minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin C and gamma-linoleic acid. They have anti-oxidant, emollient and moisturizing properties that prevent lips from becoming dry and cracked.

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  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    The name pepper comes from the word pippali, the Sanskrit word for spices.The word nigrum means black. Black pepper originates from India and it is widely used in Indian, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Pepper improves mental clarity and memory, while its warm and pervasive aroma strengthens the nervous system. Its antioxidant prevent can prevent or restore damage caused by free radicals.

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  • Blackberry

    Blackberry

    Through their strong antioxidant and antimicrobial action, blackberries protect, hydrate and soften the skin leaving behind a delicious scent.
    In European folk medicine, blackberry leaves have long been used for washing and staunching wounds. The ancient Greek physician Dioscorides recommended ripe blackberries as a gargle for sore throat. Blackberries are rich in vitamin C and polyphenols and protect the skin with their strong antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Their high sugar content helps hydrate the skin, keeping it smooth and soft. The root and leaf extract of the plant have an emollient effect on the skin.  

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  • Bulgarian Rose

    Bulgarian Rose

    The rose symbolizes beauty and femininity and is an excellent moisturizing agent. It imparts a sense of calm and was used as an antidepressant as it helps balance to balance emotions.
    The rose has long been used in folk remedies, especially in the field of skin care. Rose oil is widely used in the cosmetics and perfume industries. It has sedative, aphrodisiac, tonic and antidepressant properties and helps balance hormones and emotions. It moisturizes and tones and is ideal for dry and mature skin. Rose water has astringent, antiseptic and tonic properties. Moreover, it decreases erythema as it mildly and safely cleanses and freshens dry, sensitive skin.

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  • Calendula (Marigold)

    Calendula (Marigold)

    Calendula has a soothing, healing and moisturizing action.
    The name calendula stems from the Latin "kalenda" or "first day of the month", presumably because calendula (or pot marigolds) are in full bloom at the beginning of most months of the year. Calendula is rich in carotenoids, flavonoids, saponins and fatty acids. It has healing properties, soothes skin irritations and erythema and is ideal for sensitive and irritated skin. It also has excellent moisturizing and emollient properties.

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  • Cardamom

    Cardamom

    Cardamom has refreshing and antiseptic properties. It is commonly used to treat fatigue.
    It was used widely as a spice in ancient Greece.Cardamom has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, tonic, diuretic and stimulating properties. It significantly helps treat skin conditions, ulcers, digestion disorders, itching and pain caused by infections. Cardamom essential oil is used extensively in cosmetology as a fragrance component in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes.

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  • Carrot

    Carrot

    Carrot is high in antioxidants and nourishes the skin.
    The name carota derives from the Greek word "karotos" or "red color." Carrot is a source of beta-carotene and antioxidants, such as tocopherol and vitamins A & E. It stimulates skin cell renewal and restores the skin's elasticity, keeping it smooth and glowing. It also produces a beautiful golden tan and helps protect the skin against the damaging effects of UV radiation. It is proven to have a beneficial action in the treatment of skin conditions,especially wrinkles.

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  • Cedar

    Cedar

    Cedar has anti-bacterial, antiseptic and toning properties and is widely used to treat dandruff.
    According to Herodotus, the father of history, the ancient Egyptians were aware of its antiseptic properties and used it in the mummification of the dead.. Cedar has antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties, due to its high flavonoid content. Cedar also has tonic properties and contributes to the health of the circulatory and respiratory system. It is used in hair care products for the treatment of oily scalp and in dandruff shampoo, as it helps to fight the microorganisms which cause these conditions.

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  • Chaste tree phyto-endorphins

    Chaste tree phyto-endorphins

    Chaste tree has moisturizing, firming and soothing properties. It contains phyto-endorfins, similar to the ones produced naturally by humans when they feel happy.

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  • China (Quinine)

    China (Quinine)

    China (quinine) improves microcirculation, tones and invigorates hair.
    According to ancient mythology, lions were seen eating china (quinine) for fever control. China enhances theblood flow to the hair bulb by improving microcirculation, making it ideal for hair care products that tone and invigorate.

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  • Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon is ideal for cleansing and refreshing the air. It inspires, awakens and lifts the spirit.
    Mythology has it that the Phoenix collected cinnamon, myrrh and nard and used it to start the fire out of which it was reborn. Cinnamon essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, stimulant and rejuvenating properties thanks to its high phenol and terpene content. Its essential oil reduces mental fatigue and stress and is ideal for cleansing and refreshing the air. It is also effective against indigestion and abdominal pain.

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  • Citronella

    Citronella

    Citronella is commonly used as an insect repellent.
    Citronella oil was first used in the cosmetic industry in 1851 in London and went by the name "nard oil". Due to its effective insect repellent properties, citronella essential oil is widely used in insect repellent sprays and candles. It is also effective against head lice and as a household cleaning product.

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  • Citrus (Lime)

    Citrus (Lime)

    Citrus is anti-bacterial and works as an antiseptic and astringent. It also counters oiliness.
    Citrus is native to Southeast Asia, most likely originating from Indonesia or Malaysia. This species exhibits antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent and revitalizing properties. It revitalizes the skin through the acids it contains. It also has moisturizing and soothing action.

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  • Clary sage

    Clary sage

    Clary sage is used as a hair tonic and to address cellulite. The essential oil is an aphrodisiac and creates a feeling of euphoria.
    This species of sage is an amazing hair tonic, as it stimulates growth and keeps hair shiny and strong. Thanks to its antibacterial properties, it is used for the maintenance of hair and scalp health. It relieves stress and emotional tension. In cosmetics, it is very effective as a deep cleanser for oily skin and is ideal for mature skin as it contributes in cell regeneration.

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  • Cocoa butter

    Cocoa butter

    Cocoa butter is an emollient known for its moisturizing properties.
    The scientific name theobroma derives from the Greek words "theos" (god) and "brome" (food), literally the "food of Gods". Cocoa butter is rich in fatty acids compatible with skin lipids. It has healing, soothing, moisturizing, nourishing and emollient properties and helps preserve the skin's elasticity. Its melting point is almost equal to the temperature of the skin, making it ideal for all skin care preparations.

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  • Cucumber

    Cucumber

    Cucumber has moisturizing and toning properties. It acts as an emollient and refreshes the skin.
    Its origin traces back to the foothills of the mountains of northern India where similar species are found even to date. From there, it initially appeared in Thrace Ancient Greece where it was called sikyon. Hippocrates used it to heal burns and wounds. Cucumber has moisturizing, cooling, soothing and revitalizing properties; it enhances skin elasticity and is usually used for eye patches, in face creams and sunscreen products.

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  • Eucalyptus

    Eucalyptus

    Eucalyptus helps the respiratory system by facilitating breathing and relieving muscle pains.
    The name eucalyptus derives from the Greek words"eu" and "kalyptos" or "well-covered" because the unopened flower is protected by a cap. Eucalyptus essential oil is rich in tannins, polyphenols and the active compound eucalyptol. It contains decongesting agents which ease breathing and relieve coughs, sore throats and other common cold symptoms.

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  • Fennel

    Fennel

    Fennel has moisturizing and anti-irritant properties, while italso reduces the intensity and number of brown spots on the skin.
    The plant was named with the Greek word "marathos", as it thrived in the region of Marathon. Fennel was used for its therapeutic properties and was also considered as a symbol of success. Hippocrates used it as an analgesic and it is still used as such products for infants to relieve colic and teething pains. Fennel has antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-irritant and moisturizing properties.

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  • Fig

    Fig

    Fig moisturizes and soothes the skin leaving it soft and refreshed.
    Fig is rich in sugars, flavonoids and vitamins. Hippocrates used it to heal wounds and it is still used for its wound healing properties as it has a strong antioxidant and antimicrobial action. It moisturizes, soothes and leaves the skin soft.

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  • Geranium

    Geranium

    Geranium moisturizes and regulates oiliness making it ideal for all skin types. It also eases anxiety and stress.
    Urban legend has it that people planted geraniums around their houses to keep evil spirits away. Geranium essential oil has moisturizing, soothing, firming, antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is suitable for all skin types as well as for children. Its essential oil helps heal cracked lips and relieves stress and is applied externally to treat acne. In addition, it is very effective as an insect repellent (mosquitoes, lice, etc.).

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  • German Chamomile

    German Chamomile

    German Chamomile is an anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory agent and an antiseptic. It helps sooth irritated tissues and also enhances the color of blonde hair.nt
    The name chamomile derives from the Greek words "chamo" and "milo" or "earth apple".Chamomile is rich in a-bisabolol, azulene and flavonoids. It has anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties and is ideal for treating cracked skin , bruises and insect bites. , It effectively cleanses skin pores from impurities as it also has mild antiseptic properties. It also has applications in aromatherapy tbecause of its toning, calming and relaxing properties. In cosmetics, it is used for dry and sensitive skin, acne and skin allergies.

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  • Ginger

    Ginger

    Ginger has rejuvenating properties providing the body and senses with energy and stamina.
    Ginger is a spice that was famous in Ancient Greek, Arabic and Chinese pharmacopoeia. Ginger has a warm, spicy flavour and provides energy and strength to the body and senses. It soothes and reduces skin irritations due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It leaves skin smooth, improves blood circulation and helps reduce varicose veins. It has a stimulating and invigorating effect, while ginger powder is used for the treatment of colds and to stimulate the appetite.

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  • Ginkgo

    Ginkgo

    Ginkgo tones microcirculation and addresses puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.
    Native to China, Ginkgo biloba is a living fossil, since it is considered to be the oldest tree species to have survived on Earth, for over 200 million years. Ginkgo is rich in polyphenols and has anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory and unique decongestant properties. It effectively treats puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.  and acts as a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Gingko extract improves microcirculation and activates cell metabolism.

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  • Grape

    Grape

    Grape has powerful anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties and works to nourish, tone and moisturize the skin.
    Grapes are rich in polyphenols, especially resveratrol and vitamins. Oil that contains polyunsaturated lipid acids (Omega3) and vitamin E is extracted from grape seeds. In Ancient Greece, the grapevine was a symbol of civilization and Hippocrates used its fruits to treat skin and gynecological conditions and for eye problems. Grapes have powerful antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, thus providing an intensive firming action and reducing the depth and number of wrinkles and dryness.

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  • Grapefruit

    Grapefruit

    Grapefruit is ideal for oily skin types and acne prone skin. It is detoxifying and helps combat cellulite.
    It is believed that it was first cultivated in the West Indies during the 18th century. Grapefruit is extremely invigorating and refreshing. It is very effective in detoxifying the body by fighting cellulite and local fat. It has antioxidant properties and is ideal for oily skin, while it has been used to combat stress, grief and mental fatigue.

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  • Green Clay

    Green Clay

    Green Clay absorbs oiliness, deeply cleanses the skin, prevents the creation of black heads and tightens pores. It is ideal for mixed/oily skin.
    Green clay is mined from naturally occurring deposits and is untreated. Green clay was used in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome to treat a variety of skin problems and digestive disorders. It has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and bacteriostatic properties. It absorbs oiliness, deeply cleanses skin, prevents the creation of black spots and tightens pores, making it ideal for mixed and oily skin types.

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  • Green Tea

    Green Tea

    Green Tea is an antioxidant that moisturizes and leaves skin bright with a natural glow.
    The common name "Thea" or "Tea" means goddess in Greek and sinensis refects its Chinese origin. Green tea is rich in polyphenols, which have a significant antioxidant action. It has antiseptic, anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties, revitalizes and moisturizes the skin and acts as a tonic..

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  • Honey

    Honey

    Honey has moisturizing and antibacterial properties. It also nourishes and rejuvenates the skin.
    In Greek mythology, the mighty Zeus was raised on honey - the food of gods. Greeks credit Aristaeus for bringing the knowledge of bees and honey to mortals. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and Dioscorides, the father of pharmacology, both recommended honey for a plethora of conditions and illnesses. Honey is rich in sugars, vitamins and trace elements. It has antioxidant, antibacterial and antibiotic properties. It has a nourishing, moisturizing, soothing and emollient actionthat improves the skin's appearance. It also has an impressive ability to heal wounds.

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  • Hypericum (St. John's wort)

    Hypericum (St. John's wort)

    Hypericum has healing, emollient and moisturizing properties for the skin.
    St. John's wort is one of the most popular medicinal herbs. It has emollient, moisturizing and toning properties. Hippocrates used for its antibacterial and disinfectant properties. When applied externally, Hypericum perforatum extract is very helpful in healing heal wounds, irritations and burns. When taken internally, it has analgesic and sedative properties and is widely known as a prescription herbal medicine for mild to moderate depression.

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  • Jasmine

    Jasmine

    Jasmine is considered the "king" of all essential oils. It rejuvenates and tones the skin. It is also calming and balances the senses.
    Jasmine is considered the "king" of all essential oils. It is ideal for treating dry and sensitive skin thanks to its moisturizing and soothing properties. Its essential oil has a soothing, toning and rejuvenating effect on the skin. It has a pleasant fragrance and is therefore used widely in perfumes, skin creams, gels, lotions and soaps. When diffused, it has a distinctive warm and euphoric fragrance that stimulates feelings of harmony and optimism.

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  • Jojoba

    Jojoba

    Jojoba is a moisturizing oil for all skin types and is easily adsorbed by the skin.
    Jojoba oil contains proteins, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. It also contains fatty acids compatible with skin lipids that make them easily absorbable by the skin. It hydrates and nourishes the skin thanks to its soothing and softening properties. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory antioxidant, non-irritating and non-allergenic properties so that it does not irritate the the skin and mucous membranes, explaining its wide use as a treatment of various skin diseases.

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  • Juniper

    Juniper

    Juniper is detoxifying and used as a decongestant. It helps fight cellulite and local fat.
    Ever since antiquity, juniper has been used as an incense for the protection of mind and body. It is a well-known tonic, as well as a detoxifying and decongestant essential oil. It is very effective against cellulite and local fat thanks to its ability to enhance microcirculation. It is ideal for oily skin and hair. Due to its high flavonoid content, it has antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory action and combats the microorganisms that cause dandruff.

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  • Lavender

    Lavender

    Also known as "nature's tranquilizer", lavender counters insomnia and cures headaches and stress. It also soothes allergies, insect bites and skin burns.
    The word lavender comes from the Latin verb "lavare" which means "to wash". Indeed, the Romans used to wash and clean their wounds with lavender. Lavender is also known as "nature's tranquilizer." It has moisturizing and regenerative properties and soothes irritations. Lavender is suitable for sensitive skin and relieves muscle pain. Its essential oil relaxes the body and the senses and helps treat insomnia, headaches and stress. It also alleviates the effects of insect bites and burns.

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  • Lemon

    Lemon

    Lemon has toning, rejuvenating, antiseptic and astringent properties. It contains fruit acids that mildly exfoliate and hydrate the skin.
    Like opium, lemon was considered as an antidote to poisons,and was also used to prevent scurvy. It has unique rejuvenating and stimulating properties for the body and senses. It is ideal for oily skin and hair due to its antiseptic action. Moreover, lemon helps fight cellulite as it contains fruit acids which provide gentle exfoliation.

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  • Liquorice

    Liquorice

    Liquorice is an emollient and is used for its soothing action.
    The name glycyrrhiza derives from the Greek words "glykis" and "riza" or sweet root. Liquorice helps treat upper respiratory system inflammations. It has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Externally, the root is used in the treatment of skin conditions.

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  • Lupin

    Lupin

    Lupin is rich in peptides, trace elements and vitamins and has a high nutritional value.
    Lupin is rich in peptides, trace elements (copper, zinc, iron) and vitamins (B3, B5), all of which stimulate hair growth. Lupin proteins inhibit the activity of 5-reductase, improve microcirculation around the hair follicle and effectively facilitate the supply of oxygen and nutrients (in vitro studies).

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  • Marjoram

    Marjoram

    Marjoram has soothing and relaxing properties. It helps lessen stress and anxiety and counters insomnia.
    Ancient Greeks and Romans crowned newlywed couples with marjoram wreaths to symbolize happiness. The essential oil of marjoram has relieves pain and has muscle relaxing, calming and soothing properties while it also counters insomnia. It increases the ability to focus and reduces hyperactivity, stress and anxiety.

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  • Mastic

    Mastic

    Mastic is the characteristic tree of Chios island and is used for its antiseptic and healing properties.
    The mastic tree is native to the Greek island of Chios, and mastic has been declared a product of Protected Designation of Origin ( PDO ). The shrub Pistacia lentiscus can be found in the broader Mediterranean region, but does not secrete resin or have the properties of the Chios variety. Mastic is a natural resin with unique organoleptic characteristics, and "drops" like a tear to the ground when the trunk of the tree is punctured during the special harvest process. Its name comes from the Greek verb "maso"; or "to chew." Its healing properties were first observed by Hippocrates, who used mastic to treat ulcers and gynaecological diseases. Moreover, it has a beneficial effect on oral health. It also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal action. It is a natural antioxidant for the body and helps in wound healing.

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  • Myrtle

    Myrtle

    Myrtle helps activate skin cells and maintain skin elasticity.
    In the Mediterranean region, myrtle is a symbol of love and immortality. Myrtle has a powerful anti-wrinkle effect as it acts on cell longevity by stimulating the synthesis of SIRT-1 proteins. The plant extract is used in cosmetics for the care of oily skin and the treatment of acne. It contributes to antioxidant protection, skin cell renewal and rejuvenation of the skin.

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  • Neem Oil

    Neem Oil

    Traditionally known as "the village pharmacy"�, neem oil has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and pesticidal properties.
    It has gained its nickname because of its many beneficial properties. It has immune-modulatory, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and fungicidal effects. Its leaves and seeds contain limonoids with broad biological applications which provide antibacterial action and have been traditionally used in the treatment of skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and certain fungal infections. The limonoids of neem oil contain azadirachtin and are used in hair care preparations due to its anti-lice, anti-dandruff and antifungal activity.

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  • Nettle

    Nettle

    Nettle has toning properties and regulates hair and scalp oiliness.
    The name Urtica derives from the Latin verb "urere" meaning "to burn" and was given by the Roman naturalist Pliny because of the burning sensation and redness caused when it comes into contact with the skin. Hippocrates used it to treat skin conditions. Nettle is rich in trace elements, essential amino acids, proteins and vitamins which stimulate hair growth. It regulates the skin's oiliness and restores sebum secretion to normal levels. It is also used against wrinkles and skin ageing.

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  • Olive

    Olive

    Olive offers antioxidant protection, moisturizes and nourishes the skin and hair. Olive grains exfoliate the skin for deep cleansing.
    The olive tree was renowned in Ancient Greece and perceived as a symbol of glory, wealth and prosperity. It is rich in vitamins E, A and polyphenols, which moisturize and nourish the skin and hair. It has strong antioxidant properties, and protects the skin and hair from free radicals. It also contributes to skin regeneration and increases glow and elasticity. It has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

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  • Orange

    Orange

    Brightens dull skin. Tones, rejuvenates and reduces physical and emotional tension. Contains fruit acids for mild exfoliation and moisture.
    The orange comes from Southeast Asia. It is rich in fruit acids, sugars and vitamin C. It has a mild keratolytic action that provides natural shine, revitalizes and rejuvenates dull skin. Usually, it is used as an astringent, ideal for oily skin and acne. It hydrates the skin and protects the sensitive scalp, while adding shine and lustre to hair. Its essential oil is used in aromatherapy and provides relief from stress, physical and emotional tension.

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  • Patchouli

    Patchouli

    Patchouli is an aphrodisiac and also helps reduce stress. It also has healing and restoring properties that make it ideal for dehydrated or mature skin types.
    Patchouli essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy for its relaxing and aphrodisiac properties and action against stress. It has healing and regenerative properties that make it ideal for dehydrated or mature skin with wrinkles. It is used for the treatment of cracked and chapped skin, dandruff and to counter mycosis.

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  • Peppermint

    Peppermint

    Peppermint refreshes and tones skin and relieves tired feet. Breathing it in will help to counter nausea.
    Peppermint essential oil refreshes and tones the skin and mood. It has muscle relaxing, pain relieving and antiseptic properties. Inhaling it improves the ability to concentrate and helps treat nausea. The essential oil relieves tired and aching feet, imparts a sense of freshness and reduces sensitivity to pain and itching. The anti-irritant and antiseptic properties of peppermint also make it ideal for use in sore throat sprays and lozenges.

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  • Pink clay

    Pink clay

    Pink clay purifies dry and sensitive skin.
    Pink clay is a mixture of red and white claywhich is ideal for cleaning dry and sensitive skin. Pink clay mainly exfoliates, cleanss thepores and eliminates toxins. It also tones and hydrates the skins.

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  • Pink Pepper

    Pink Pepper

    Pink pepper originates from South America. It does not have an intense aroma, but when crushed it releases a fine sweet, peppery scent. Pink pepper should not be confused with ordinary cooking pepper . It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory attributes, while it also functions as antiseptic. It is used in traditional medicine for external application on wounds and sores.

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  • Pomegranate

    Pomegranate

    Pomegranate has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties.
    In Ancient Greece, the pomegranate was devoted to Hera, the goddess of fertility and marriage. Pomegranate contains minerals, tannins, vitamins C and B, as well as citric acid and sodium citrate which are traditionally used to treat skin conditions. Pomegranate is widely used as an astringent and it has anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and antioxidant properties, to protect the skin and hair against UV damage by free radicals.

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  • Prickly Pear

    Prickly Pear

    Prickly pear protects from UVA radiation and photoaging, while moisturizing and soothing irritated skin.
    The prickly pear cactus is a wild plant that grows in sunny and warm areas. Prickly pear is a highly effective moisturizing and soothing ingredient for all skin care products. It hydrates deeply to offer long-lasting moisture, thus effectively soothing sensitive and dry skin.  

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  • Propolis

    Propolis

    Propolis acts as an antibacterial agent and has antiseptic, antifungal, healing and antioxidant properties.Propolis is derived from the Greek words "pro" and "polis" meaning before the city. It is a wax-like resinous substance collected by bees from flower buds and is used to seal cracks or open spaces in the hive and to protect from diseases and enemies. Also, propolis ensures the complete sterilization of the hive. It contains on average 55% resins, 30% wax, 10% essential oil and 5 % bee pollen, flavonoids and trace elements. Propolis extract brightens the skin and imparts a healthy shine. It accelerates the healing of destroyed tissue and has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and tissues. it has antiseptic, antioxidant  and antibacterial properties. It improves blood circulation in capillary vessels and is used as an anti-dandruff remedy for the hair and in daily tooth and gum care due to its antibacterial and wound healing properties.

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  • Red pepper

    Red pepper

    Red pepper boosts microcirculation and detoxifies the body.
    Red pepper derives from a type of chili pepper that originating from Central & South America and Zanzibar. The chili pepper has been part of the human diet at least since 7500 BC.. Red pepper essential oil contains capsican. It decongests and stimulates microcirculation, thus countering local fat, while providing a sense of warmth.

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  • Red wine

    Red wine

    Red wine has strong antioxidant and anti-aging properties.
    The ancient Greek philosopher Plato wisely stated that ""Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine was every granted by the gods to man." Red wine is considered to be an elixir of youth. It is rich in polyphenols and especially resveratrol, which stimulates the synthesis of SIRT-1 proteins and prolongs the life cycle of skin cells. It fights free radicals, detoxifies, purifies and softens the skin through its strong antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

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  • Resveratrol

    Resveratrol

    Resveratrol is useful in minimizing the appearance of the wrinkles, eliminating the damages caused by aging and photoaging of the skin and improving skin thickness, elasticity and glow.
    Resveratrol stimulates the production of sirtuins, which serve as the "guardians" of the cells and are therefore considered to be the proteins of youth and responsible for cell longevity. Resveratrol significantly reduces the depth and number of fine lines and wrinkles. It forms an antioxidant shield against free radicals and promotes skin thickness, elasticity, radiance and glow. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties, promoting the multiplication of skin cells and stimulating their differentiation.

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  • Rosemary

    Rosemary

    Rosemary treats the hair with its antioxidant action and toning properties. It is uplifting and helps to reduce headaches and mental fatigue.
    Rosemary has antioxidant and toning properties. It is used in hair care products to effectively stimulate hair follicle growth and prevent premature baldness as it contains diosmin, which is a flavonoid. Rosemary essential oil can combat sleepiness and mental fatigue, providing quick relief from headaches caused by overworking and nervous tension. Furthermore, it can be added to massage oil to relieve muscle pain and to soaps for fragrance.

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  • Royal jelly

    Royal jelly

    Royal jelly, the exclusive nourishment of the queen bee, is considered to be 'the elixir of life'. It firms and restores the skin.
    Royal jelly is the exclusive food of the queen bee, providing her with ongevity and fertility. The Ancient Greeks talked about 'ambrosia', which bestowed immortality upon the gods on Mount OlympusIn fact, royal jelly was one of its ingredients. Royal jelly is rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids. It is used in cosmetic products because it smooths the skin and helps maintain skin elasticity. It stimulates and tones while balancing and revitalizing the epidermis. It has an age-retarding, longevity enhancing effect and helps to maintain health, beauty and youth while  promoting tissue and muscle regeneration and lowering blood cholesterol levels. Furthermore, it speeds up the healing of wounds and stimulates overall brain function to improve memory .

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  • Sandalwood

    Sandalwood

    Sandalwood is soothing, relaxing and perfect for a warm, romantic atmosphere. It is predominately used in cosmetics for men.
    The sandalwood heartwood is mainly used to manufature perfumesu, but is has been used as a health remedy in China since 500 AD. Sandalwood essential oil has soothing and relaxing properties for the body and mind. It soothes dry, chapped and sensitive skin and is predominately used in cosmetics for men, and particularly in aftershave products. It provides a warm, woody scent that makes it ideal for creating a warm, romantic atmosphere, while positively affecting the nervous system and mood.

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  • Sea Fennel

    Sea Fennel

    Sea fennel is a strongly aromatic, salty herb, rich in aminoacids and phenolic compounds which play a significant role in skin renewal stimulation and antiaging.
    Sea fennel was considered as one of the most important medicinal plants as early as the era of Hippocrates. It reinforces the antioxidant profile of the skin, stimulates cutaneous healing and helps regulate skin keratogenesis. Sea fennel effectively stimulates skin renewal and therefore has an excellent anti-aging trck sheet.. It helps regulate skin discoloration and has a lightening effect on brown spots, while boosting radiance and improving skin tone.

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  • Sea Lavender

    Sea Lavender

    An everlasting deep blue plant of the Mediterranean seaside, sea lavender significantly counters skin ageing and photo-ageing problems.
    Sea lavender symbolizes beauty throughout the passage of time - i.e. immortal beauty. It is an efficient moisturizing agent and enhances firmness with antioxidant action that protects the structural elements of the skin from UVA and UVB rays. It enhances collagen production and protects from deterioration of collagens caused by UVA radiation. Sea lavender stimulates the formation of hyaluronic acid and is a powerful ingredient for the prevention of aging and photo-aging, with skin cohesion benefits.

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  • Seaweed (Bladderwrack)

    Seaweed (Bladderwrack)

    Seaweed (Bladderwrack) has firming, detoxifying and decongestant properties.
    Seaweed is found on the coasts of the North Sea, the western Baltic Sea and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It is a traditional dietary staple of people living in bicoastal areas. Seaweed is commonly used in dietary supplements and anti-cellulite products as it soothes and moisturizes skin and activates fat burning. It also has firming, detoxifying and decongestant properties.

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  • Spearmint

    Spearmint

    Spearmint has antiseptic and antifungal properties.and is an excellent breath freshener.
    Spearmint is native to Europe, where spearmint leaf tea was traditionally used in the treatment of fevers, headaches, digestive disorders and various minor ailments. Its essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and cooling properties. Thus, it is widely used in toothpastes and chewing gums as it helps has a pleasant taste and maintains teeth in good condition, protecting from various ailments.

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  • Sunflower

    Sunflower

    Sunflower acts as an antioxidant, moisturizer and emollient and also protects hair color from UV radiation.
    Mythology has it that , a young woman named Clytia fell in love with Helios, God of the Sun, who unfortunately did not return her sentiments. So intense was her passion that she spent all her time watching him and eventually turned into a Helianthus (the Greek word for "Sunflower"), the flower that always turns towards the sun. Rich in oleic and linoleic acids, the sunflower has valuable nutritive, moisturizing and soothing properties. It protects the skin and hair color from the damage caused by UV rays.

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  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    Tangerine has antioxidant properties and acts as a protective shield for sensitive children's skin.
    The first references to mandarin on record date back to 1000 BC. It is thought to originate from Northern India or Southeast China. Mandarins are a good source of vitamin C, folic acid and beta-carotene. Like all citrus oils, mandarin essential oil has antiseptic, antispasmodic, detoxifying and calming properties. It also has an anti-wrinkle effect and helps control oily skin and acne.

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  • Tea Tree

    Tea Tree

    Tea tree has antiseptic and antifungal properties and can be used directly on the skin.
    Melaleuca is a popular tea tree used by the indigenous people of Oceania, because of its antiseptic and antifungal properties. Its leaves are crushed, either to be inhaled or used in infusions for coughs, colds and skin infections. Its essential oil can be used to treat cuts, burns, acne, insect bites, athlete's foot, mild fungal infections of the nail and other skin diseases.  

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  • Thyme

    Thyme

    Thyme has strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
    The name thyme derives from the ancient Greek word "thyein" or "give off smoke" and later from the verb "thysiazo" (to sacrifice), as it was a plant burned at altars. Ancient Greeks used it in baths and as incense in their temples, believing that thyme was a source of courage. Thyme naturally tones microcirculation and has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. It is known for its effectiveness against respiratory problems and usually helps to alleviate flu symptoms and headaches. Thyme is also famous for its antiseptic, antibacterial and sebum-secretion regulating properties.

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  • White tea

    White tea

    White tea has antioxidant, rejuvenating and toning actions and promotes uniform skin tone.
    The common name "Thea" or "Tea" means "goddess"in Greek, while sinensis reflectsits Chineseorigin. White tea is rich in polyphenols, which have significant antioxidant properties. It has antiseptic, anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties, revitalizes and moisturizes the skin and also has a tonifying action.  

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  • Ylang-ylang

    Ylang-ylang

    Ylang-Ylang creates an exotic atmosphere and provides a feeling of calmness, which is why it is also used as an antidepressant and to reduce stress.
    Ylang ylang is a common plant in Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. It is also found in the INdian Himalayan Region. The essential oil of ylang-ylang has sedative and anti-depressant properties, reducing stress and increasing confidence. In cosmetics, it is used on combination skin as it balances sebum secretion, and on mature skin as it effectively reduces wrinkles and signs of premature aging by relaxing facial muscles and releasing tension.

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