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Ingredient glossary


    3D PRO-ALGAE® is an innovative complex with propolis and a powerful microalgae of the Mediterranean Sea. It maintains the three-dimensional structure of the skin, as it protects its thickness and elasticity under the sun, offering moisturization and prevention against photoaging, the No1 reason for premature aging.

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  • Abyssinian oil

    Abyssinian oil

    Ultra-light, non-greasy natural oil that moisturizes and nourishes the skin and hair.

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  • Almond


    Almond is an emollient with healing and moisturizing properties to nourish the skin.
    The almond tree symbolizes the renaissance of nature and the passing of winter as it is the first tree to bloom. Almond oil is one of the richest ingredients 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 of eczema and to help fight gynecological conditions. It nourishes the skin, leaving it soft and moisturized, while it helps maintain skin elasticity. It is suitable for sensitive skin (baby skin and eye area i.e. for make-up removal).

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  • Aloe


    Aloe is rich in 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 in order to have 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. The aloe leaf juice is used for the treatment of common burns and sunburns.

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  • Apricot


    Apricot provides 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 in order to soothe inflamed, dehydrated, mature, sensitive and irritated skin. It has moisturizing and emollient properties.

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  • Argan oil

    Argan oil

    Argan oil moisturizes, revitalizes and protects hair who suffer from chlorine found in swimming pools, chemical dyes and products like hairspray or gel.
    Argan is a perennial bush or tree that lives up to 150-200 years. The composition of argan oil contains an impressive amount of vitamins like F, E & A, anti-inflammatory agents, polyunsaturated fat, phenols and triterpenes. It restores moisture and shine of dry or damaged hair. Argan oil helps relieve itching caused by dandruff. When frequently used, it effectively strengthens hair roots and prevents hair loss. It is ideal for the treatment of split ends and the protection of hair from harmful sun rays and environmental pollution.

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  • 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 that are covered with soft hairs and surround 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. It also stimulates hair follicles.

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  • Basil


    Basil essential oil helps improve mental clarity and concentration. Basil also acts as an insect repellant.
    The name basil derives from the Greek word “basilias" meaning king, since the plant was thought to be “royal” due to its special therapeutic properties. Basil essential oil decreases mental fatigue, helps mental clarity and concentration. It also relieves headaches and migraines. It has insect repellent action. 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 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 the winners as a symbol of victory and honor. Laurel contains fatty acids, vitamins A & E and metals and is wellknown for its beneficial properties for the hair. Reinforces hair structure and acts against hair loss. Tones, nurtures and gives shine to hair. It is used as an aromatic ingredient in cosmetics, while its oil is used in massages and against respiratory conditions and arthritis pain.

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  • Beeswax


    Produced by the 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 their hive and "seal" honeycomb cells. For thousands of years, it has been used as a modeling material to create sculpture and jewelry molds. A beeswax casting technique of metals was practiced by Ancient Greeks and Romans. Studies have shown that beeswax is rich in fatty acids, compatible with skin lipids. It is used for its moisturizing and soothing properties. It gives a rich texture in cosmetics ,especially when applied on the lips, making them shiny and glossy.

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  • Bergamot


    Bergamot is a natural deodorant, antiseptic and astringent that is ideal for oily, mixed or acne prone skin types. It also refreshes breath.
    The name bergamot comes from the Turkish word “Beg-armonti” meaning “pear of the master”. 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 has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, acting as a protective shield for the skin. Effectively hydrates the skin leaving it soft.
    Many active ingredients have been isolated from the fruits and leaves of bilberry, including anthocyanins, vitamins, sugars and pectins on fruits, quercetin, catechins, tannins and acids in leaves. Anthocyanins are considered more important than their pharmacologically active ingredients. Bilberry extract improves microcirculation and has proved 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 lypolisis.
    Neroli essential oil has a scent similar to bergamot and is produced from the blossom of bitter orange. 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 as well as I facial creams to protect the sensitive capillaries of the skin. In addition, it has applications in aromatherapy for the treatment of depression, tension and skin problems.

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  • Black currant

    Black currant

    Black Currant is an emollient and has moisturizing properties. It also works as an anti-irritante and offers natural color to lips.
    'Currant' is a corruption of 'raisin of Corinth', and has become a name applied to numerous kinds of fruit. Black currant fruits are a good source of minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin C and γ-linoleic acid. They have anti-oxidant, emollient and moisturizing properties that prevent lips from getting dry and cracked.

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  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

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

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  • Blackberry


    Blackberries, through their strong antioxidant and antimicrobial action, protect, hydrate and soften the skin while offering 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, thus protect the skin through their strong antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Their high sugar content helps hydrate the skin and maintain 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

    Symbolizes beauty and femininity. Provides a sense of calming and was used as an antidepressant as it helps balance feelings while moisturizing.
    The rose has a long usage history throughout folk remedies, especially in the field of skin care. Rose oil is widely used in cosmetics and perfumery. It has sedative, aphrodisiac, tonic and antidepressant properties and helps balance hormones and emotions. It moisturizes and tones the skin and is ideal for dry and mature skin. Rose water has astringent, antiseptic and tonic properties. Moreover, it decreases erythema as it cleanses and freshens up dry, sensitive skin in a mild and safe manner.

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  • Calendula (Marigold)

    Calendula (Marigold)

    Calendula provides a soothing, healing and moisturizing action.
    The name calendula stems from the Latin “kalendae” meaning “first day of the month”, presumably because 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 offers refreshing and antiseptic properties. It is commonly used to treat fatigue.
    Well - known in ancient Greece, where it was used as a spice. Cardamom has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, tonic, diuretic and stimulating properties. It significantly helps treat dermic conditions, itching and pain caused by infections. Cardamom essential oil is extensively used in cosmetology as a fragrance component in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes.

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  • Carrot


    Carrot is high in antioxidants and nourishes the skin.
    The name carota derives from the Greek word “karotos” that means “red color”. Carrot is a source of β-carotene and antioxidants, such as tocopherol and vitamins A & E. It stimulates skin cell renewal and restores skin's elasticity by keeping it smooth and with a healthy glow. It also produces a beautiful golden tan and helps protect the skin against the damaging effects of UV radiation. It has a proven contribution to the treatment of skin conditions and especially wrinkles.

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  • Cedar


    Cedar has anti-bacterial, antiseptic and toning properties and is widely used to treat dandruff.
    According to the father of history, Herodotus, the ancient Egyptians used it in the mummification of the dead as they had knowledge of its antiseptic properties. Cedar has antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal properties, due to its high content of flavonoids. 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 dandruff shampoo, as it helps to fight the microorganisms which are responsible for these conditions.

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  • Celery


    Since ancient times, celery (scientific name Apium graveolens) has been a well known and well used plant in Greece. Besides, both its Greek name and the one most common abroad (celery) originate from the name first used in Mycenaean Linear B’ (σε-ρι-νο, ce-ri-no).
    Since ancient times, celery’ s cultivation is very common, and even then there were varieties with fleshy leafstalks (the ones we now use to call celery) or with thick foliage.
    Celery contains mainly vitamins A, B1, B2, C and K, minerals, fibers.

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  • Chamomile German

    Chamomile German

    Chamomile German is an anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic. It helps sooth irritated tissues and also enhances the color of blonde hair.
    The name chamomile derives from the Greek words “chamo” and “milo” meaning “apple of the earth”. Chamomile is rich in a-bisabolol, azulene and flavonoids. It has anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties and is ideal for treatment of skin cracks, bruises and insect bites. It also has mild antiseptic properties, thus effectively cleansing skin pores from impurities. It also has applications in aromatherapy thanks to its toning, calming and relaxing properties. In cosmetics, it is used for dry and sensitive skin, acne and skin allergies.

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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 to feel happy.

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  • Chestnut


    All parts of the plant are rich in tannins and for this reason chestnut is used in medicine as astringent, anti-inflammatory and expectorant.
    Chestnut infusion faces bronchitis and bronchial congestion. The decoction from leaves or chestnut crust is relieving the sore throat. Often the leaves are used to treat rheumatic diseases, waist pains and are suitable for stiff joints. Flower extract treats depression and anxiety, while leaves and fruit infusions give glow to the hair.

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  • China (Quinine)

    China (Quinine)

    China improves microcirculation, tones and invigorates hair.
    According to ancient mythology, lions were seen eating china (quinine) for fever control. China enhances the vascularization of the hair bulb by improving microcirculation, making it ideal for hair care products for toning and invigoration.

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  • Cinnamon


    Cinnamon is ideal for cleansing and refreshing the air. It inspires, awakens and lifts the spirit.
    According to a myth, Phoenix collected cinnamon, myrrh and nard and used it in the fire out of which he 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 is used as a common 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 works against oiliness.
    Citrus is native to Southeast Asia, most likely originating from Indonesia or Malaysia. This species exhibits antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent and revitalizing properties. It helps in skin revitalization thanks to 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 in deep cleansing of oily skin and ideal for mature skin as it contributes in cell regeneration.

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  • Cocoa butter (Cacao)

    Cocoa butter (Cacao)

    Cocoa butter is an emollient and is known for its moisturizing properties.
    The scientific name theobroma derives from the Greek words "theos" for “god” and "brome" for “food”, literally referring to 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 skin temperature, making it ideal for all skin care preparations.

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  • Cucumber


    Cucumber offers moisturizing and toning properties. It acts as an emollient and refreshes the skin.
    Its origin is traced to the foothills of the mountains of north India where similar species are found even to date. From there, it migrated to Greece, originally in ancient Thrace, 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 in eye patches, face creams and sunscreen products.

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  • Eucalyptus


    Eucalyptus helps the respiratory system by easing breathing and relieving muscle pains.
    The name eucalyptus derives from the Greek words “eu” and “kalypto” meaning “well-covered” because it was used to cover marshy regions. 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 symptoms of common colds.

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  • Fennel


    Fennel contains moisturizing and anti-irritant properties. It also reduces the intensity and number of brown spots on the skin.
    The Greek word “marathos” was attributed to the plant as it was found in abundance in the region of Marathon. Fennel was used for its therapeutic properties and was considered as a symbol of success. Hippocrates used it as an analgesic. Even today it is used as an analgesic in products for infants to relieve colic and teething pains. Fennel has antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-irritant and moisturizing properties.

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  • 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. Today, it is effectively used for its wound healing properties as it has strong antioxidant and antimicrobial action. It moisturizes, soothes and leaves the skin soft.

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  • Geranium


    Geranium moisturizes and regulates oiliness making it ideal for all skin types. It also eases anxiety and stress.
    According to an urban legend, 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. It is applied externally to treat acne. In addition, it is very effective as an insect repellent (mosquitos, lice, etc.).

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  • 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, its age being over 200 million years. Ginkgo is rich in polyphenols and has anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory and unique decongesting properties. Effectively treats puffiness and dark circles around the eyes. It acts as a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Gingko extract improves microcirculation and activates cell metabolism.

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  • 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. From grape seeds we extract oil that contains polyunsaturated lipid acids (Ω3) and vitamin E. In Ancient Greece, the grapevine was a symbol of civilization. Hippocrates used it against skin and gynecological conditions and for eye problems. Grapes have powerful antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, thus offering intensive firming action and reducing the depth and number of wrinkles and the skin dryness.

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  • Grape seed oil polyphenols

    Grape seed oil polyphenols

    The vine holds a special place in cosmetology. The polyphenols contained in vine leaves protect the collagen and elastin in tissues, enhancing youthfulness and thus classifying the grape among the most effective species against aging. At the same time, thanks to its antioxidant attributes, it provides skin with radiance. Contemporary cosmetology uses the oil of its fruit as a base oil, for its high volatility. The oil contains fatty acids and vitamin E and is considered equally rich in antioxidants, while its very promising healing attributes offer a hydrating, soothing, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-aging effect.

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  • 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. Green clay has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and bacteriostatic properties. It absorbs oiliness, deeply cleanses skin, prevents the creation of black spots and tightens pores. It is ideal for mixed and oily skin types.

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  • Hippophae TC

    Hippophae TC

    Hippophae (scientific name Elaeagnus rhamnoides, mostly known by its older name Hippophae rhamnoides), owes its name to the combination of the words “Hippos” (Ancient Greek Ίππος = horse) and “phaos” (Ancient Greek Φάος = light, shine), as it is long believed that makes horses’ hair shine. Among other things, it is traditionally used to treat skin diseases.
    Hippophae is rich in vitamins C, E, K, in carotenoids, minerals, amino acids, phytosterols and flavonols and is a real “superfood” for hair. HIPPOPHAE TONIC COMPLEX is an innovative activation complex with proven effectiveness on hair life cycle. It combines the condensed power of Hippophae with the revitalizing and antioxidant properties of rosemary. It protects hair scalp, delays hair loss and stimulates the development of new hair.

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  • 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 Aristaeusfor 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 action improving the appearance of the skin. It also has spectacular wound healing effects.

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  • Hyaluronic Acid

    Hyaluronic Acid

    Hyaluronic acid is a natural molecule found in our skin and hair. It acts as a "magnet" that can attract and hold up to 1000 times its weight in moisture. Offers intensive hydration by restoring humidity levels in the interior of the skin and hair.

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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. The external use of Hypericum perforatum extract largely helps heal wounds, irritations and burns. Internally, it has analgesic and sedative properties and is widely known as a prescribed herbal medicine for mild and medium depression.

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  • Immortelle


    Also known as helichrysum, immortelle is a mythic plant of the Mediterranean, to whom nature has given the gift of eternal youth as it remains beautiful and alive even after it has been cut. It is rich in flavonoids, sesquiterpenes and quercetin, it has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.

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  • Jasmine


    Jasmine is considered to be the "king" of all essential oils. It gives the skin rejuvenation and tone. It is also calming and balancing to 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, thus 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 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 towards the skin and mucous membranes, explaining its wide use as a treatment of various skin diseases.

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  • 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. Very effective against cellulites 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. It combats microorganisms responsible for dandruff formation.

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  • Lavender


    Considered "nature's tranquilizer". Lavender works against 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 known as the "soothing nature." 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 insect bites and burns.

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  • Lemon


    Lemon has toning, rejuvenating, antiseptic and astringent properties. It contains fruit acids that offer mild exfoliation to the skin and moisture.
    Lemon was considered as an antidote to poisons, acting like opium, and as a preventive measure to 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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  • Linden


    Linden is known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties
    Linden is native to most of Europe and Western Asia. It was traditionally used for the treatment of burns, eczema and inflammations caused by wounds. Its flowers are used to treat various diseases such as colds. A tea made from its fresh or dried flowers is antispasmodic, diaphoretic, expectorant, laxative and sedative.

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  • Liquorice


    Liquorice is an emollient and is used for its soothing action.
    The name glycyrrhiza derives from the Greek words “glykis” and “riza” meaning sweet root. Liquorice helps treat inflammations of the upper respiratory system. 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 is rich in peptides, trace elements and vitamins. It has high nutritional value.
    Lupin is rich in peptides, trace elements (copper, zinc, iron) and vitamins (B3, B5), all stimulating hair growth. Lupin proteins inhibit the activity of 5-reductase, improve microcirculation around the hair follicle, thus facilitating the effective supply of oxygen and nutrients (in vitro studies).

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  • Marjoram


    Marjoram has soothing and relaxing properties. It helps lessen stress and anxiety and relief insomnia.
    Ancient Greeks and Romans crowned the newlywed couples with marjoram wreaths as a symbol of happiness. The essential oil of marjoram has pain relief, muscle relaxing, calming and soothing properties and works against insomnia. It increases the ability to focus and reduces hyperactivity, stress and anxiety.

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  • Marshmallow


    Marshmallow soothes sore throat and relieves cough.
    Its botanical name comes from the Greek word, “altho”, meaning "to heal". Althaea was known as food source before being used as a medicine. Hippocrates prescribed a decoction of marshmallow roots to treat bruises and blood loss. It relieves the irritations of the respiratory tract resulting from common colds. It soothes and protects the mucous glands and eases off coughing.

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  • Mastic


    Mastic is the characteristic tree of Chios island and is used for its antiseptic and healing properties.
    Mastic tree is native to the Greek island of Chios, with mastic being identified as a product of Protected Designation of Origin ( PDO ). The shrub Pistacia lentiscus can be found in the Mediterranean region, but without the secretion of resin and the properties of the Chios variety. Mastic is a natural resin with unique organoleptic characteristics, and is "dropped" like a tear to the ground when puncturing the trunk of the tree during the special harvest process. Its name comes from the Greek verb “maso” which means “to chew”.The healing properties were pointed out first by Hippocrates, who used it 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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  • Mountain Tea

    Mountain Tea

    Tonic and antiseptic, helps treating the symptoms of common cold.
    The species Sideritis scardica, commonly known as mountain tea, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Mt. Olympus and the neighboring mountains of Greece. Μountain tea is much preferred by the Greeks, especially in winter time, thanks to its beneficial effects against colds and infections of the upper respiratory system. Its properties are enhanced by the addition of honey. Sideritis owes its beneficial effects to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and bacteriostatic properties.

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  • Nettle


    Neetle has toning properties and regulates oiliness of the hair and scalp.
    The name urtica derives from the Latin verb “urere” meaning “to burn”' and was given by Pliny because of the burning sensation and redness caused when in 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 used against wrinkles and skin ageing.

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  • Olive


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

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  • Orange


    Provides a glow to dull skin. Tones, rejuvenates and reduces physical and emotional tension. Contains fruit acids that offer 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 offers moisturization to the skin and protects the sensitive scalp, while adding shine and luster to hair. Its essential oil is used in aromatherapy and provides relief from stress, physical and emotional tension.

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  • Orange stem cells

    Orange stem cells

    Provides a glow to dull skin. Tones, rejuvenates and reduces physical and emotional tension. Contains fruit acids that offer 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 offers moisturization to the skin and protects the sensitive scalp, while adding shine and luster to hair. Its essential oil is used in aromatherapy and provides relief from stress, physical and emotional tension.

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  • Patchouli


    Patchouli is aphrodisiac and 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 acts 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 against mycosis.

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  • Peppermint


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

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  • Pink clay

    Pink clay

    Purifies dry and sensitive skin.
    Pink clay is a mix of red and white clay and is ideal for cleaning dry and sensitive skin. The main features of pink clay are to exfoliate, cleanse the skin pores and eliminate toxins. It also provides the skin with toning and moisturizing properties.

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  • Pink Pepper

    Pink Pepper

    Pink pepper originates from South America. It doesn’t have an intense aroma, but when crashed it releases a finely sweet peppery scent. Pink pepper should not be confused with the typical pepper for cooking purposes. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory attributes, while it also functions as antiseptic. It is used on traditional medicine for external application on wounds and sores.

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  • 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 against skin conditions. Pomegranate is widely used as an astringent, It has anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and antioxidant properties, thus offering protection to skin and hair against UV damage by free radicals.

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  • Prickly Pear

    Prickly Pear

    Protects from UVA radiation and photoaging. Moisturizes and soothes 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 deeply hydrates and offers long-lasting moisture, thus effectively soothing sensitive and dry skin.  

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  • Propolis


    Propolis acts as an antibacterial and is used for is 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 used as a filling to seal cracks or open spaces in the hive and to prevent from diseases and enemy intrusion. Most importantly though 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 ensures the brightness and healthy shine of the skin. It accelerates the healing of destroyed tissue and provides an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and it's tissues. it offers antiseptic, antioxidant  and antibacterial properties. Improves blood circulation in capillary vessels and is used as an anti-dandruff for the hair and in daily tooth and gum care due to its antibacterial and wound healing properties.

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  • Pumpkin


    The pumpkin’s leaves and juice (Cucurbita pepo) are applied externally on sunburn and they exhibit moisturizing and soothing properties. The plant seeds contain a sweet, rich oil used in the production of cosmetic ointments and body milks. The plant’s flower extract has antioxidant properties, and studies have proven that the fiber in the pumpkin seeds and skin are used in detox diets. The seeds’ essential oil is proposed in numerous research cases for dietary and pharmaceutical reasons, as it is rich in Vitamin E and monounsaturated fatty acids. Pumpkins contain a multitude of enzymes such as lactate dehydrogenase (LD), alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartic transaminase (AST), alkaline phosphatase, ascorbic peroxidase (APX) and superoxide peroxide (SOD).

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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 ever since 7500 BC, the least. The essential oil of red pepper contains capsikain. 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 is more valuable than the wine offered by Gods to mankind.” Red wine is considered 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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  • Rosemary


    Rosemary offers antioxidant and toning properties for the hair. Tones the mind, helps reduce headaches and mental tiredness.
    Rosemary has antioxidant and toning properties. It is used in hair care products to effectively stimulate hair follicle growth and prevent premature baldness thanks to the flavonoid diosmin it contains. Its essential oil can combat sleepiness and mental fatigue. It offers quick relief of headaches caused by overwork and nervous tension. Furthermore, it can be used in massage oil to relieve muscle pain, as well as in perfumed soaps.

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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'. Firms and restores the skin.
    Royal jelly is the exclusive food of the queen bee, to which the queen bee owes her longevity and fertility. The Ancient Greeks talked about 'ambrosia', which bestowed immortality upon the gods in Olympus, and was partly composed of the infamous royal jelly. Royal jelly is rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids. It is used in cosmetic products because it smoothes the skin and helps maintain skin elasticity. Stimulates and tones while allowing a good balance and revitalizes the epidermis. Produces an age-retarding, longevity enhancing effect and helps to maintain health, beauty and youth while  promoting the building of tissues and muscles and lowering Blood cholesterol levels. Furthermore, it supports wound healing and stimulates a better memory and overall mental function.

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  • Sage


    Sage is used as a hair tonic and to address cellulite. The essential oil is an aphrodisiac and creates a feeling of euphoria.
    The scientific name Salvia derives from the Latin verb “salvare” meaning to “heal” or “savior”. Due to its antibacterial properties, it is used to maintain the health of hair and scalp. Sage is considered a great hair tonic as it stimulates hair growth and keeps hair strong and shiny. It is also antifungal and antiseptic and can be used in oral solutions against the irritated tissue of the oral cavity. In addition,it can be applied on insect bites and used as an insect repellent.

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  • Santorini vine polyphenols

    Santorini vine polyphenols

    The vine holds a special place in cosmetology. The polyphenols contained in vine leaves protect the collagen and elastin in tissues, enhancing youthfulness and thus classifying the grape among the most effective species against aging. At the same time, thanks to its antioxidant attributes, it provides skin with radiance. Contemporary cosmetology uses the oil of its fruit as a base oil, for its high volatility. The oil contains fatty acids and vitamin E and is considered equally rich in antioxidants, while its very promising healing attributes offer a hydrating, soothing, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-aging effect.

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  • Sea Fennel

    Sea Fennel

    A strongly aromatic, salty herb, rich in aminoacids and phenolic compounds which play a significant role in skin renewal stimulation and antiaging.
    Since the era of Hippocrates, sea fennel has been considered as one of the most important medicinal plants. It reinforces the antioxidant profile of the skin, stimulates cutaneous healing and helps regulate skin keratogenesis. Sea fennel effectively stimulates skin renewal and as result has excellent anti-aging effects to demonstrate. It helps regulate skin discoloration and has a lightening effect on brown spots, while at the same time offers radiance and improves skin tone.

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  • Sea Lavender

    Sea Lavender

    An everlasting deep blue plant of the Mediterranean seaside, provides a significant response to skin ageing and photo-ageing problems.
    Sea lavender symbolizes beauty in the passage of time; in other words, immortal beauty. It is an efficient moisturizing agent and enhances skin firmness of. It has antioxidant action and protects the structural elements of the skin from UVA and UVB rays. It enhances collagen production and protects collagen deterioration from UVA radiation. Sea lavender stimulates the formation of hyaluronic acid. It is a powerful ingredient for the prevention of aging and photo-aging, while contributing to the improvement of skin cohesion.

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  • Spearmint


    Spearmint has antiseptic and antifungal properties. Refreshes breath.
    Spearmint is native to Europe. A 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 protect teeth and maintain them in a good condition, offering at the same time a pleasant flavor.

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  • Sunflower


    Contains antioxidant, moisturizing and emollient actions. Protects hair color from UV radiation.
    According to an ancient myth, a young woman called 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 Helianthus (Greek word for “Sunflower”'), the flower that willalways turns towards the sun. Rich in oleic and linoleic acids, the sunflower has valuable nutritive, moisturizing and soothing properties. It protects the skin and the hair color from the damage caused by UV rays.

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  • Tangerine


    Tangerine has antioxidant properties and acts as a protective shield for the sensitive child skin.
    The first recorded references to mandarin date back to 1000 BC. Most likely its origin is Northern India and Southeast China. Mandarins are a good source of vitamin C, folic acid and beta-carotene. Mandarin essential oil ,like all citrus oils, 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

    Provides antiseptic and antifungal properties and can be used directly on the skin.
    Melaleuca is a popular tea tree for traditional treatments among the indigenous people of Oceania, thanks to 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 in the treatment of cuts, burns, acne, insect bites, athlete's foot, mild nail fungal infections and other skin diseases.  

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  • Thyme


    Strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
    The name thyme derives from the ancient Greek word “thyein” meaning “give off smoke” or the verb “thysiazo” meaning “sacrifice”, as it was a plant burned in sanctuaries. 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. It usually helps in the alleviation of flu symptoms and headaches. Thyme is also famous for its antiseptic, antibacterial and sebum-secretion regulating properties.

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  • White lily

    White lily

    The properties of the white lily have been renowned since ancient times; it was believed that, if a woman used lily extract in her bath, she would retain her youthful beauty. The essential oil derived from lily flowers is nowadays used in perfume making Its bulb is softening and styptic, whereas the flowers are styptic, particularly softening, emmenagogue and expectorant. The plant is primarily used on the outside and is applied as poultice for ulcers, external inflammations etc. while it also softens and tightens the skin and eliminates wrinkles.

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  • White tea

    White tea

    White tea contains antioxidant, rejuvenating and toning actions while supporting a uniform skin tone.
    The common name "Thea” or “Tea" means “goddess” in Greek and refers to the Chinese sinensis origin. 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, while it also includes a tonic.  

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  • White Willow

    White Willow

    The species of willow were known in the ancient world (both in Greece and ancient China) for the antipyretic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory action of their bark, which contains glycoside salicin. Today's aspirin, which also provides body defense, contains acetylsalicylic acid and owes its existence to isolation and composition in the laboratory of the active substance contained in willow’ s bark. Hippocrates used the leaves to treat women's diseases. In cosmetology it is used as a demulcent, skin and hair tonic and anti-dandruff.

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  • Ylang-ylang


    Ylang-Ylang creates an exotic atmosphere and provides a feeling of calmness. It is also used as an antidepressant and reduces stress.
    Ylang ylang is a common plant in Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. It is also found along the wider region of the Himalayas in India. The essential oil of ylang-ylang has sedative and anti-depressant properties. It reduces stress and gives a sense of confidence. In cosmetics, it is used on combination skin after balancing 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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