We care about natural cosmetics.
As a consequence our active ingredients are provided by nature.
See below the actives we leverage:
The argan oil is our overarching topic. Every of our product like creams, lotions, oils has argan oil as the base oil. It is made from the seeds of the argan tree fruits which almost solely grows in semi-arid areas of Mediterranean, especially in south west of Morocco. The seeds for our oil are opened and selected by hand and then gently extracted in a cold press process. The result is one of highest quality argan oils you find on earth. Of course, it has organic quality certified by EcoCert.
Argan Leaf Extract
The scientists behind our brand BOTANIKA marrakech found a unique way of extracting the most valuable ingredients from the argan tree leaf for cosmetic products. Most of our cosmetic products except the Argan Elixir (pure argan oil) are enriched by this extract. The extract, is extremely rich in polyphenols and protects against UV-induced radicals in the skin which helps to reduce the aging impact of UV light on skin.
Prickly Pear (Cactus) Oil
Prickly pear or Cactus or Barbary oil is probably the most precious oil which exists for the cosmetics. This oil is rich in linole acid (unsaturated fatty acid). It protects the skin very effectively from free radicals which makes is a perfect anti-aging agent. For one liter of prickly pear oil, 1.5 tonnes of fruit are required. Only the small black seeds in the pulp gain the oil. They need to get extracted from the pulp, dryed and then pressed. The result is a clear golden oil.
Hyularonic acid is the ingredient to reduce wrinkles and thus reduce the visible signs of skin aging. Hyaluron, as it is also called, is naturally produced by the human body which makes it very skin-compatible. With increasing age its natural concentration inside the skin is reducing which asks for a refresh via a cosmetic product. Inside the skin hyaluron is important for keeping it moisturized. 1 g can bind up to 5 liters of water. The more water the skin can naturally retain, the less wrinkles are visible.
Wheat and Soya Proteins
Natural proteins for use in hair products. They act as hair conditioners and protect, repair and strengthen the hair.
Essential oils often have multiple effects on the human body. Their scent is able to impact our mood. Lavender i.e. has relaxing virtues while rosemary is rather tonic. On top they also have positive virtues on our skin and cellular tissue. The essential oils we use in our products are lavender, rosemary and geranium.