Horse chestnut seed extract contains the active ingredient aescin with vaso-strengthening and anti-inflammatory properties. Horse chestnut extracts are often found in edema and couperose treatment products.
Allantoin is a product of protein metabolism and is found in many plants. It promotes wound healing and accelerates cell regeneration. Particularly its keratolytic (skin regeneration) properties are important for its usage in cosmetics, e.g. allantoin in hand skin care …
The aloe vera plant contains valuable amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, trace elements and vitamins. Due to its moisturizing and regenerative properties, the juice of aloe vera leaves is frequently used in cosmetics.
The aloe vera plant contains valuable amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, trace elements and vitamins. Due to its moisturizing and regenerative properties, the (freeze-dried) juice of aloe vera leaves is frequently used in cosmetics. In anhydrous products, it is used in …
Vegetable oil from the nut of the argan tree that grows exlusively in Morocco, under controlled biological conditions. Due to its special qualities and the combination of its ingredients, argan oil is one of the world’s most valuable oils. Scientific …
Natural bamboo shoot extract with skin nourishing and moisturizing properties.
Natural birch sap, tapped by cutting into the bark. (please see betula alba leaf extract)
Birch is considered a symbol of spring. Natural extract from fresh birch leaves contains essential oils, tannins, vitamin C and saponins. Particularly its astringent and anti-inflammatory effects are interesting for cosmetics. Most commonly found in hair care products for greasy …
A biotechnologically produced anionic polysaccharide with moisturizing effects due to water retention in the horny layer.
An active ingredient of camomile that accelerates the skin’s innate healing process. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, this active ingredient is excellently suitable for skin care products.
Valuable vegetable butter, derived from the nuts of the shea tree. It has moisturizing, lipid-replenishing and skin-soothing properties.
Natural calendula flower extract. This medicinal plant contains many ingredients of medicinal value, e.g. essential oils, saponins, mucins, flavonoids and carotenoids. Having been chosen as “Medicinal Plant of 2009” in Germany, calendula has wound healing, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Natural camellia sinensis (tea plant) leaf extract. Polyphenols are the main ingredients of tea leaves. Due to its antioxidant properties, green tea is predestined for its use in anti-aging products.
Camphor is a fragrant solid with skin-stimulating and antiseptic properties. Therefore, this compound is used for muscle strains or as a cooling agent.
Nature identical multifunctional anti-aging peptide; binds free radicals and strengthens cell membranes. It reduces the reaction between sugar molecules and the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin (one of the reasons for wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity). It …
Safflower oil contains vitamin E and is rich in linoleic acid. Dry and sensitive skin is intensely nourished, strengthening its barrier function.
Natural bark extract of the Amazonian tree Cecropia Obtusa reduces the lacrimal sac volume and improves the appearance of the eye area.
Cellulose derived from natural bamboo fibres. In emulsions, it provides a pleasant silky skin feel. It has moisture-absorbing properties.
This particularly skin-friendly beeswax is used as a consistency agent and emulsifier for lip and skin care products.
Extract gently derived from organically grown camomile flowers. Camomile has a great tradition as a medicinal plant; its soothing, healing and skin nourishing properties are highly appreciated.
Natural lime peel extract; natural lip balm aroma.
Carnauba wax is a very hard vegetable wax that is used as a nourishing consistency agent for lip and skin care products.
Sugar melon pulp extract. Sugar melon ingredients can store large amounts of water, even under very dry conditions.
Natural lemongrass extract. Known under the English name of lemongrass and part of the grass family, it is particularly aromatic and has stimulating properties.
Essential oil extracted from eucalyptus leaves by water vapor distillation. Eucalyptus oil is known to have positive effects on the airways.
Candelilla wax is a vegetable hard wax. It has skin smoothing and lipid-replenishing properties, thus used for lip care products.
In Asia and particularly in traditional Chinese medicine, gingko has always been considered a valuable medicinal plant. Gingko leaves are said to help blood vessels relax and have anti-inflammatory properties.
Trivalent alcohol occurring in all natural fats (triglycerides). Glycerin is a human skin component; found in the skin’s hydrolipidic layer, it is thus considered a very skin-compatible cosmetic agent. It hydrates the skin and supports the skin barrier, e.g. counteracting …
Vegetable glycerin oleic acid ester (glyceryl monooleate) with lipid-replenishing and conditioning properties used in shampoos and shower gels.
Witch hazel leaf extract with hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, astringent and antipruritic properties.
Colorless water vapor distillate of witch hazel leaves with hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, astringent and antipruritic properties. Particularly suitable for aftershaves.
Natural extract of hop cones, i.e. female hop blossoms. In addition to its primary use in the aromatization of beer, hop is also used for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. Having been chosen as “Medicinal Plant of 2007” in Germany, common …
Ripe dragon fruit pulp extract. Also known under the name of pitahaya, dragon fruit cactus has skin nourishing and moisturizing properties.
Juniper berry extract; primarily used for gin making, pharmaceutically speaking, juniper berry plays a supporting role in the treatment of rheumatism and gout.
The quaternary ammonium salt of a hydrolyzed wheat protein. Due to its manufacturing process, it is gluten free and has very good skin and hair conditioning properties.
Natural white lupine seed extract. The seeds were even found in the Egyptian pyramids and were also known to the Mayans. White lupine is appreciated as food plant with a high carbohydrate and protein content. It stimulates the lipid and …
Macadamia nut oil is extracted by cold pressing. This natural oil is rich in valuable unsaturated fatty acids and has very good skin compatibility.
Citric acid magnesium salt used as a stimulating and moisturizing mineral source in shower gels.
Ripe mango pulp extract with skin nourishing and moisturizing properties.
Natural lemon balm leaf extract. Lemon balm is traditionally used internally for digestion problems. Externally, lemon balm leaf preparations are used for rheumatism, neuralgia and particularly for cold sores.
Peppermint essential oil; natural lip balm aroma.
Menthol is a crystalline solid with a minty scent that has cooling, refreshing, disinfecting and circulation enhancing properties. Therefore, this compound is used for muscle strains, as a cooling component or in face shaving products.
Cooling agent with a mild long-lasting effect.
Extract gently derived from Indian lotus flowers. In Asia, the lotus flower is considered a symbol of beauty and purity. The extract contains essential oils, flavonoids and proteins and has relaxing, soothing and moisturizing properties.
For more than 2000 years, ginseng has been used as a remedy in traditional Chinese medicine. The active ingredients of the ginseng root are known for its generally strengthening, protective and regenerating properties.
Provitamin B5 is converted into pantothenic acid inside the body, playing an essential role in the skin’s metabolism (“skin repair effect”). It has anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties.
Ripe passion fruit extract is rich in vitamins, fruit acids and carbohydrates, primarily with moisturizing properties.
Avocado oil is rich in vitamins, continuously providing the skin with essential lipids. Makes skin smooth and supple.
Anti-dandruff agent that counteracts fungi and bacteria. This chemically synthesized active ingredient combats yeast (Malassezia), which is an issue in dandruff formation.
Sweet almond oil is rich in vitamins, continuously providing the skin with essential lipids. Makes skin smooth and supple.