Our Ingredients

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Feel-good, Asian Probiotic Skincare

Skincare is deeply rooted in Asian cultures and traditions that stretches back centuries. Naturally, we decided to look to the Far East in search of time-tested botanical ingredients that are loved by many and still widely used today. We then combine them with modern pre and probiotic complex to create synergistic blends that restore the harmony of your skin’s microbiome, keeping your skin balanced and happy.

Each ingredient is mindfully chosen with intent and is aligned with our ingredient philosophy:


Fragrance & essential oil-free

hair in skin
Skin respecting formulations


Optimal concentrations


pH balanced


Cruelty-free


Vegan

Learn all about the ingredients that we use in our products:

A

Adenosine
What it does: 
Cell-communicating ingredient
Details: 
Naturally present in the body, it’s an anti-inflammatory agent that helps with wound healing and skin barrier repair. It also improves skin firmness and elasticity and can help soothe the skin.
Allantoin
What it does:
Skin-soothing
Details:
An effective skin-soothing agent that can be naturally found in comfrey or chamomile plant, or produced synthetically. It’s skin-softening and protecting and can promote wound healing.
Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer
What it does:
Texture enhancer
Details:
A synthetic polymer and film-forming agent that helps to give a good skin feel and thicken cosmetic formulas.
Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract
What it does:
Antioxidant, skin-soothing
Details:
An anti-inflammatory plant extract with antioxidant and skin-soothing properties. It has some anti-fungal and seborrhea regulation that’s useful for flaky skin. Suitable for all skin types.
Arginine 
What it does:
Skin-identical ingredient
Details:
An amino acid that’s one of the primary building blocks of skin collagen. It's a natural moisturising factor (NMF), a skin hydrator and might help with wound healing
Astragalus Membranaceus (Milk Vetch) Root Extract  
What it does:
Antioxidant
Details:
Also known as Huangqi, it’s a Chinese herb with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps to increase skin hydration, and smoothness. 

B

Beta-Glucan
What it does: 
Antioxidant, prebiotic, skin-soothing
Details: 
A polysaccharide sugar with some antioxidant properties and wound healing abilities. It moisturises the skin and is great for soothing and calming down redness in sensitive skin. It also has promising anti-aging benefits.
Bifida Ferment Lysate
What it does:
Probiotic
Details:
A probiotic ingredient that can help reduce skin sensitivity and improve skin barrier function. 
Bletilla Striata (Orchid) Root Extract 
What it does:
Skin-conditioning
Details:
A plant extract with anti-inflammatory properties.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
What it does:
Antioxidant, emollient
Details:
An emollient that comes from the seeds of African shea, it’s rich in antioxidants to protect the skin from external aggressors and helps to regenerate and soothe dry skin.

C

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
What it does: 
Antioxidant, skin-soothing
Details: 
A well-researched, gentle antioxidant with skin-soothing and anti-aging properties. It can protect the skin against free radicals and improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin. Good for sensitive, rosacea or acne prone skin.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
What it does:
Emollient
Details:
An light-textured, gentle emollient that is compatible for most skin types, including sensitive skin. It’s odourless, non-greasy and helps resist moisture loss, keeping the skin nice and smooth. 
Cardiospermum Halicacabum (Balloon Vine) Seed Extract 
What it does:
Antimicrobial, skin-conditioning
Details:
A climbing plant extract found in the tropics with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. 
Ceramide AP
What it does:
Skin-identical ingredient
Details:
A waxy lipid found naturally in the skin’s outer layer, it plays an important role in retaining water in the skin and keeping the skin barrier healthy.
Ceramide AS
What it does:
Skin-identical ingredient
Details:
A waxy lipid found naturally in the skin’s outer layer, it plays an important role in retaining water in the skin and keeping the skin barrier healthy.
Ceramide EOP
What it does:
Skin-identical ingredient
Details:
A waxy lipid found naturally in the skin’s outer layer, it plays an important role in retaining water in the skin and keeping the skin barrier healthy.
Ceramide NP
What it does:
Skin-identical ingredient
Details:
A waxy lipid found naturally in the skin’s outer layer, it plays an important role in retaining water in the skin and keeping the skin barrier healthy.
Ceramide NS
What it does:
Skin-identical ingredient
Details:
A waxy lipid found naturally in the skin’s outer layer, it plays an important role in retaining water in the skin and keeping the skin barrier healthy.
Cholesterol
What it does:
Emollient, skin-identical ingredient
Details:
An important lipid found naturally in the skin’s outer layer, it plays an important role in retaining water in the skin and keeping the skin barrier healthy. It’s also an emollient and stabiliser.
Cetearyl Alcohol
What it does:
Emollient, texture enhancer
Details:
A fatty alcohol that gives that soothes and moisturises the skin with a nice soft feel. It also prevents oils and liquids from separating. It’s non-drying and non-irritating on the skin.
Cetearyl Glucoside
What it does:
Texture enhancer
Details:
A sugar-based emulsifier with great cosmetic properties.
Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract
What it does:
Skin-soothing
Details:
A plant extract with skin-soothing benefits for the skin.
Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract
What it does:
Antioxidant, prebiotic
Details:
A plant extract with antioxidant properties, it helps to calm, balance and soothe the skin. It also has prebiotic activity that supporting lactobacilli.
Cnidium Monnieri Fruit Extract
What it does:
Skin-conditioning
Details:
A fruit extract with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

D

Dipropylene Glycol
What it does: 
Solvent, texture enhancer
Details: 
A colourless and odourless liquid that works as an effective solvent and viscosity decreasing agent. It also has moisturising abilities and low skin irritation potential.

G

Glycerin
What it does: 
Humectant, skin-identical ingredient
Details: 
A skin restoring ingredient that’s found in the outermost layer of the skin, it helps the skin cling onto water, protects the skin against irritation and helps to restore barrier function. Great for severely dry skin.
Glyceryl Glucoside
What it does:
Skin-conditioning
Details:
A multi-functional anti-aging and cell boosting and skin moisturising agent. It helps to increase skin elasticity and reduce the signs of itching, burning, tightness and dryness. 
Glyceryl Stearate SE
What it does:
Emollient, emulsifier
Details:
A self-emulsifying ingredient that also acts as an emollient.

H

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
What it does: 
Emollient
Details: 
A great emollient that keeps the skin smooth and hydrated. It also repairs, restores and soothes damaged or irritated skin barrier. It’s suitable for all skin-types, especially dry, compromised skin.
Hydrogenated Lecithin
What it does:
Emollient
Details:
An ingredient that functions as an emollient to soften and soothe the skin, making it great for dry, or compromised skin. It also functions as a great emulsifier to ensure an even distribution of skincare benefits.

L

Lactobacillus Ferment
What it does: 
Probiotic
Details: 
A probiotic ingredient that provides a soothing effect to the skin and protects the skin against environmental aggressors. It also has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s suitable for acne, rosacea and sensitive skin by keeping the skin’s microbiome balanced and healthy.

M

Madecassoside
What it does: 
Antioxidant
Details: 
One of the main bioactive compounds in Centella Asiatica, it has wound healing, skin soothing and antioxidant properties.

O

Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract
What it does: 
Skin-conditioning
Details: 
Rich in saccharides, it ensures an effective barrier function and protects the skin from dryness by boosting skin’s moisture-retaining abilities and hydration levels.

P

Paeonia Lactiflora (Peony) Root Extract
What it does: 
Skin-conditioning
Details: 
A plant extract that helps to moisturise and balance out skin tone.
Paeonia Suffruticosa (Moutan) Root Extract
What it does:
Skin-conditioning
Details:
A plant extract with skin protecting benefits. Paeoniflorin from peony has calming and anti-inflammatory properties.
p-Anisic Acid
What it does:
Preservative
Details:
Found naturally in anise, it has antiseptic properties and is a skin-friendly acid that works against fungi.
Phytosphingosine
What it does:
Cell-communicating ingredient, skin-identical ingredient
Details:
A type of lipid found naturally in the skin’s outer layer. It has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and cell-communicating properties, making it great for compromised skin.
Polyglutamic Acid
What it does:
Humectant
Details:
Found naturally in natto, it’s an amino acid polymer that has superior skin hydrating properties. It’s a film-forming polymer that binds and retains water in the skin.
Polygonum Cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed) Root Extract
What it does:
Antioxidant
Details:
An excellent source of trans-resveratrol, which is the active form of resveratrol. It is anti-inflammatory and helps to reduce signs of irritation.
Portulaca Oleracea (Purslane) Extract
What it does:
Antioxidant, skin-soothing properties
Details:
A plant extract with antioxidant and skin-soothing properties to calm irritated skin. It contains high amounts of vitamins A, C and E and glutathione with anti-inflammatory and wound healing abilities.

S

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
What it does: 
Emollient
Details: 
An extremely stable wax ester extracted from the seeds of jojoba plant that’s almost identical to the sebum produced naturally in the skin. It forms a non-greasy, protective and semi-occlusive moisturising barrier to keep the skin soft and supple. Suitable for all skin types, especially dry skin.
Sophora Flavescens Root Extract
What it does:
Antioxidant
Details:
A plant extract with anti-inflammatory properties that is good for dermatitis skin.
Sorbitan Olivate
What it does:
Emulsifier
Details:
A gentle and non-irritating ester from sorbitol (sugar) and fatty acids of olive oil that acts as an emulsifier.
Squalane
What it does:
Emollient, skin-identical ingredient
Details:
A saturated portion of squalene, which is naturally found in the sebum in the skin. It’s a stable and moisturising oily liquid helps to keep the skin smooth and supple, without being greasy. We use sustainable plant-derived squalane from botanical sugars. Suitable for all skin types and skin conditions, including fungal-related skin issues.
Stearic Acid
What it does:
Emollient, emulsifier
Details:
A synthetic multi-tasker fatty acid that keeps the skin nice and smooth by protecting the skin against water loss. It also helps to stabilise emulsions.

T

Tocopherol
What it does: 
Antioxidant
Details: 
A naturally occurring fat-soluble antioxidant (vitamin e) that’s found in the skin, it protects the skin cells from free radicals and has emollient properties.
Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp (Snow Fungus) Extract
What it does:
Antioxidant, humectant
Details:
A plant extract that’s rich in polysaccharides (sugar molecule). It has great water-holding abilities to help hydrate the skin’s surface. It also have some antioxidant effect and is non-sticky, leaving the skin moist and smooth.

W

Water
What it does: 
Solvent
Details: 
A highly purified solvent for ingredients that do not dissolve in oils.

X

Xylitol
What it does: 
Humectant, prebiotic
Details: 
A type of sugar that occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables. It hydrates and strengthens skin’s barrier by retaining skin’s natural moisture and boosting hyaluronic acid levels. It also has prebiotic activity and helps to increase ceramide synthesis.

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1,2-Hexanediol
What it does: 
Preservative, solvent
Details: 
A synthetic non-sensitising preservative with humectant properties. It’s also a solvent for some ingredients.

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