INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

RETINYL PALMITATE:

Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate) is the ester of retinol combined with  palmitic acid (from coconut oil).  It is a more stable and less irritating form of retinol.  Vitamin A Palmitate is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps to normalize skin's barrier properties and diminish appearance of fine lines.  

RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) SEED OIL:

Black Currant Oil is an uncommonly rich source of Gamma- Linolenic acid (GLA) and other important polyunsaturated fatty acids  (Omega-6 and Omega-3)>  This oil  is known to soothe and improve skin resilience

ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED OIL:

Rose Hip Oil is extracted from the seeds contained in the intensely red berry-like fruits -or hips- of a wild Dog Rose bush that grows in the mountains of the southern Andes, in Chile.   This  lightweight oil is rich in essential fatty acids (linoleic, linlenic, and oleic acids), powerful antioxidants (Lycopene) and vitamins (Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene).  Helps to soothe, repair and prevent damage from free radicals.

ROSA CENTIFOLIA (ROSE) BUD EXTRACT:

Commonly known as the Cabbage Rose (rosa centifolia or a hundred petaled rose) is a hybrid rose developed by Dutch breeders in the period between the 1600s and the 1800s. The highly scented flowers of this plant are harvested for its clear and sweet fragrance and are widely used in perfumery.The extract of the buds is known to posses skin tonning and tightenting properties. 

ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) BUD EXTRACT:

Damask Rose buds are collected before the flowers open and extracted. The extract contains  many compounds beneficial to the skin as they help the skin to achieve balance and harmony. 

ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OIL:

Commonly known as the Damask rose, this fragrant plant yields rose petals that provide the precious Rose essential oil which consists of over 400 components.  This prized oil possesses harmonizing aromatherapeutic properties, helping to promote inner relaxation, balance and sleep. It is also one of the most beneficial and skin-friendly natural essential oils, known for its healing, tonifying. anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WATER:

Rose water is the pure water based solution that is created when rose petals are steam distilled releasing volatile therapeutic components into the water. The essential oil is drawn off and the  hydrosol is left containing micro molecules of essential oil and constituents from the floral material. Rose Water is used for its soothing. tonning and astringent properties.

ROSA MOSCHATA SEED OIL:

Commonly refered to as the Musk Rose or Rosehip, this plant is made up of thorny branches, white or pink blossoms and orange fruits (haws) which contain the  Rosehip Seed Oil. This antioxidant rich oil, comprised of Vitamins A and E, helps to fight free radical damage and promote new cell growth. Rosehip Seed Oil also contains an exceptionally high amount of Linoleic and Linolenic essential fatty acids, supporting the skin’s elasticity and keeping it well-nourished. This easily absorbed oil is often used to enhance healing of scars and damaged skin.

ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT:

The extract obtained from the leaves of the Mediterranean rosemary plant has stimulating and antioxidant properties. Helps to tightrm skin.

ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL:

Native to the Mediterranean region, Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves. The essential oil obtained from the leaves of the plant has an herbal-fresh fragrance, is invigorating and warming and helps to improve blood flow. It is also known for its mild anioxidant properties. In aromatherapy it is valued for its ability to boost clarity, alertness and concentration.

ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF WATER:

Rosemary Floral Water is a pure, water-based solution created when essential oils are steam distilled. This soothing, balancing water has a slightly acidic pH,  which makes it a sebum regulator with shine-control benefits on oily skin.

RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT:

Derived from the Blackberry leaf, this polyphenol –rich extract is a strong MMP inhibitor and antioxidant.  Benefits include skin firming, anti aging, and skin repair.

RUBUS IDEAUS SEED OIL:

Canadian Red Raspberry Seed Oil contains beneficial levels of essential fatty acids, carotenoids and Vitamin E.  Known for its excellent anti-inflammatory properties.