Horsetail Spring Shoot - Horsetail is abundant in many nutrients crucial to skin, hair and nail health and integrity, i.e. silicon (which functions as a sort of 'cellular glue'), sulphur (especially prominent in hair), vitamin C (needed for collagen production) and calcium.
Nettle Leaf - Nettle provides significant levels of calcium, silicon and vitamin C, as well as the essential skin, hair and nail nutrient, zinc.
Sea Buckthorn Berry & Leaf - The berries are among the richest natural sources of omega 7 fatty acids, which have come to prominence due to their health and beauty applications - especially in maintaining healthy skin. The high levels of potent antioxidant flavonoids and carotenoids and an abundance of vitamins C and E also justify the use of sea buckthorn in a natural beauty regime.
Bilberry Fruit - Research suggests that anthocyan-oside flavonoids, (especially prominent in bilberry) stimulate production of mucopolysaccharides, which are major structural components of skin tissue. They also exhibit powerful free radical scavenging effects.
Stabilised Rice Bran (SRB) - B-vitamins, many which are crucial to hair growth and quality, figure prominently in the nutritional makeup of SRB. SRB also provides more than 100 known antioxidants, which is significant in that free radicals are a primary cause of skin ageing.
Raw Cacao Nib - The catechin and epicatechin flavanols found in raw cacao have long been researched for their powerful free radical scavenging properties. However, more recent discoveries include the role of cacao flavanols in dramatically enhancing the healthy function of the circulatory network within skin tissue.
Pumpkin Seed - One of the richest sources of the important skin, hair and nail nutrient zinc, pumpkin seeds also provide vital fatty acids.
Gotu Kola Leaf - Compounds in gotu kola have displayed properties significant to skin integrity and healing, especially the enhancment of collagen production and tensile strength of connective tissue.
Burdock Root - The historical use of burdock in skin health may be due to various factors, such as antimicrobial properties, the immune-supportive role of inulin (a major component of burdock) and burdock's potential role in encouraging inner cleansing.
Watercress - In addition to the important skin nutrients, vitamins A and C, watercress has a remarkably high activity of antioxidants, especially glucosinolates, which may support detoxification.