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Ingredient glossary
  • Abyssinian oil

    Abyssinian oil

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

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  • Activated Charcoal

    Activated Charcoal

    Activated charcoal with its porous substance offers high levels of absorption. The benefits of carbon are well known since ancient times. In 1500 BC, ancient Egyptians used it to purify water, while Hippocrates in 400 BC, proclaimed its medical qualities for the cure of stomach disorders and poisoning. In recent years, charcoal is commonly used in medicine, nutrition and beauty industry. In cosmetics, activated charcoal acts as a magnet and attracts environmental pollutants, microparticles, toxins, make-up residues, sebum and other aggravating substances on the skin’s surface, while detoxifying the skin.

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  • 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 for make-up removal).

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  • 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 so 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 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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  • Argan oil

    Argan oil

    Argan oil moisturizes, revitalizes and protects hair from chlorine, chemical dyes and styling products.
    Argan is a perennial bush or tree that lives for 150 to 200 years. 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 to dry or damaged hair and helps   to relieve itching caused by dandruff. With frequent use, it effectively strengthens hair roots and prevents hair loss. It protects the hair from the harmful effects of the sun and environmental pollution and also moisturizes, restructures and protects hair from chlorine found in swimming pools, chemical dyes and styling products like hairspray or gel.

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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 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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  • Avocado Oil

    Avocado Oil

    Avocado oil is pressed from the fleshy pulp of avocado fruit (Persea Americana).Avocado Oil is beneficial for hair because of its content in monounsaturated fats, proteins, copper, folic acid, magnesium and minerals that strengthens the building blocks of the hair. It also contains vitamin E and B complex.

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  • Basil


    Basil essential oil helps improve mental clarity and concentration and acts as an insect repellent.
    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 bay laurel oil is used for massages and to treat respiratory conditions and arthritis pain.

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  • 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"" the hexagon-shaped 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. Beeswax is rich in fatty acids, which are 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 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 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 from the bilberry fruit and leaves, 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 lipolysis.
    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 antioxidant, 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 properties can prevent or repair damage caused by free radicals.

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  • 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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  • Cabbage Rose

    Cabbage Rose

    The rose tones and moisturizes the skin. It imparts a sense of calm and is used as an antidepressant as it helps to balance emotions.
    Rosa centifolia is a hybrid created by Dutch rose producers between the early 1600s and 1800. Rosa centifolia is an astringent, tones slack, tired skin and tightens the superficial layers of the epidermis. It relaxes facial lines, erases wrinkles around the eyes and lips and protects the skin from external attacks. Its essential oil is used in aromatherapy to combat depression and anxiety. It is used externally for the treatment of eye infections, sore throats, minor injuries and skin problems.

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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 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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  • Carob


    Carob is an evergreen and long-living tree, that grows wild in the Mediterranean. The fruit of this tree, the carob, is a source of calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus potassium, a source of vitamins A, B1, B2 and D as well as plant proteins. Carob powder or carob flour and the rich nectar of the carob provide a healthy alternative to cocoa, gluten-free sweets and more. Carob extract moisturizes the skin, leaving it glowing and renewed.

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  • 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 contribute to treating dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and wrinkles.

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  • 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 that cause these conditions.

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  • Celery


    Celery (scientific name Apium graveolens) has been a well known and widely used plant in Greece, since antiquity. In fact, both its Greek name and the one most commonly used in English (celery) originate from the name first used in the Mycenaean Linear B script (ce-ri-no).
    Celery has been cultivated continuously since antiquity, and even then there were varieties with fleshy leafstalks (the ones we now call stalk celery) or with thick foliage.
    Celery mainly contains vitamins A, B1, B2, C and K, minerals and fibers.

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  • Chamomile


    German Chamomile is an anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory agent and an antiseptic. It helps soothe irritated tissues and also enhances the color of blonde hair.
    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. Traditionally, chamomile has been used when washing, to lighten hair. It also has applications in aromatherapy because 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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  • Chestnut


    All parts of the chestnut plant are rich in tannins, which is why chestnut is used in medicine for its styptic, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties.
    Chestnut infusion counters bronchitis and bronchial congestion. The decoction from leaves or chestnut husk provides relief from a sore throat. Often the leaves are used to treat rheumatic diseases, waist pains and stiff joints. The flower extract treats depression and anxiety, while the infusion from the leaves and nuts restores shine to the hair.

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  • Cinnamon


    Cinnamon essential oil 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 properties thanks to its high phenol and terpene content. It reduces mental fatigue and stress and is ideal for cleansing and refreshing the air. Essential oil of cinnamon is also effective against indigestion and abdominal pain.

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  • 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 moisturizes and soothes.

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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.
    Its 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 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 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 has moisturizing and anti-irritant properties, while it also 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 in products for infants that 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 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 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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  • Ginkgo


    Ginkgo tones microcirculation and addresses puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.
    Native to China, the ginkgo biloba tree 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 has powerful antioxidant and antiaging 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 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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  • 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 blackheads and tightens pores. It is ideal for mixed/oily skin.
    Green clay is mined from naturally occurring deposits and is untreated. It 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. Green clay 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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  • Hippophae TC

    Hippophae TC

    "Hippophae (scientific name Elaeagnus rhamnoides, though it is more widely known by its older name Hippophae rhamnoides), owes its name to the combination of the words ""Hippos"" (or ""horse"" in Ancient Greek) and ""phos"" (light), as it has long been believed to make the hair of horses shine. Among other things, it is traditionally used to treat skin diseases.
    Hippophae is rich in vitamins C, E, K, carotenoids, minerals, amino acids, phytosterols and flavonols and is a real ""superfood"" for the hair. HIPPOPHAE TONIC COMPLEX is an innovative activation complex with proven effectiveness on the life cycle of the hair. It combines the condensed power of Hippophae with the revitalizing and antioxidant properties of rosemary, protecting the scalp, delaying hair loss and stimulating 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 Aristaeus for bringing the knowledge of bees and honey to mortals. Honey dates very far back into the history of humankind and the first known document confirming honey's therapeutic properties is the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus dating to circa 2000 BC. 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 that improves the skin's appearance. It also has an impressive ability to heal wounds.

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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. It offers intensive hydration by restoring humidity levels within the skin and hair.

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  • Hypericum (St. John's wort)

    Hypericum (St. John's wort)

    Hypericum (or St. John’s wort) 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 it for its antibacterial and disinfectant properties. When applied externally, Hypericum perforatum extract is very helpful in healing 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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  • Immortelle


    A mythical plant of the Mediterranean, which nature endowed with immortal youth, as it remains beautiful and alive even after it has been cut. It is rich in flavonoids, sesquiterpenes and quercetin and has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.

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  • 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 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 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. 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


    Also known as ""nature's tranquilizer"", lavender has unique moisturizing and soothing properties. 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 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 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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  • 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 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. It also helps counter depression and is used to treat headaches, insomnia and anxiety and it is also added to ointments for sprains and bruises and in soap making.

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  • 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, while 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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  • Mountain Tea

    Mountain Tea

    As a tonic and antiseptic, mountain tea helps in treating the symptoms of common cold.
    The species Sideritis scardica (Griseb), commonly known as mountain tea, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Mt. Olympus and the neighboring mountains of Greece. Especially in winter time, mountain tea is a Greek favorite because of its beneficial effects against colds and infections of the upper respiratory system. Its properties are enhanced by the addition of honey. Sideritis is beneficial because of its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and bacteriostatic properties.

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  • Nettle


    Nettle has toning properties and regulates hair and scalp oiliness.
    The name Urtica derives from the Latin verb ""urere"" meaning ""to burn"" because of the burning sensation and redness caused when it comes into contact with the skin.  Nettle is rich in trace elements, essential amino acids, proteins and vitamins which stimulate hair growth.  It is used to counter wrinkles and ageing of the skin and more generally  to treat various conditions (especially eczema). It is soothing, ensuring that more blood circulates to the region to help remove rheumatism-causing toxins. It regulates the skin's oiliness and restores sebum secretion to normal levels. Hippocrates used it to treat skin conditions.

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  • 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, enhancing shine and repairing dry ends. 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


    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 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 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 clay which is ideal for cleaning dry and sensitive skin. Pink clay mainly exfoliates, cleanses the pores and   eliminates toxins. It also tones and hydrates the skin.

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  • Pink Pepper

    Pink Pepper

    Pink pepper originates from South America. It does not have an intense aroma until it is crushed, releasing a fine sweet, peppery scent. Pink pepper should not be confused with ordinary cooking pepper. The former 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 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 & 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. An ointment made of pomegranate flowers and rind smooths wrinkles and sun spots. Its styptic properties are precious in many areas, such as stopping nose and gingival bleeding and toning the skin.

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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 is derived from the Greek words "pro" and "polis" meaning "before the city.” The bees collect resins from plants, combine them with wax and pollen and enrich the resins with enzymes and trace elements to create this substance. They use it 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. Propolis 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, while it has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and tissues. It has antiseptic, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It 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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  • Pumpkin


    Pumpkin leaves and juice (Cucurbita pepo) are applied externally to sunburn because of their moisturizing and soothing properties. The plant seeds contain a sweet, rich oil used in the production of cosmetic ointments and lotions. The plant's flower extract has antioxidant properties and studies have proven that the fiber in the pumpkin seeds and skin are effective in detoxifying diets. The efficacy of the seed's essential oil is cited in numerous research studies for its dietary and pharmaceutical benefits, 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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  • Rose


    The rose symbolizes beauty and femininity and is an excellent moisturizing agent. It imparts a sense of calm and is used as an antidepressant as it helps 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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  • Rosemary


    Rosemary treats the hair and skin with its antioxidant action and toning properties. Its essential oil 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 is the exclusive food of the queen bee, providing her with longevity and fertility. The Ancient Greeks talked about “'ambrosia”, which bestowed immortality upon the gods on Mount Olympus. In 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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  • 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

    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 photoaging problems.
    Sea lavender symbolizes beauty throughout the passage of time or 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. Sea lavender enhances collagen production and protects from deterioration of collagens caused by UVA radiation. It also stimulates the formation of hyaluronic acid and is a powerful ingredient for the prevention of aging and photoaging, with skin cohesion benefits.

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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 the antiseptic and antifungal properties of its essential oil. Its leaves are crushed, either to be inhaled or used in infusions for coughs, colds and skin infections. THe 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 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 lily

    White lily

    The properties of the white lily have been known since antiquity. It was in fact 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 to make perfume. Its bulb is softening and styptic, whereas the flowers are styptic, particularly softening, with emmenagogic and expectorant properties. The plant is primarily used externally and is applied as a cataplasm for ulcers, external inflammations etc. while it also softens and tightens the skin and eliminates wrinkles.

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  • Ylang-ylang


    Ylang-Ylang essential oil 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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