Why do some of our ingredients sound like chemicals?

Some ingredients do sound like chemicals even though they are from natural sources.

Examples include foaming agents, e.g. Decyl Glucoside derived from corn; emulsifiers, e.g. Cetearyl alcohol - not an alcohol but fatty waxes derived from plant oils; or preservatives.

We understand that your skin, and its care, is very important to you. As such, please view our ingredients glossary, detailing ingredients used in our formulations:

Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice is the juice expressed from the leaves of the aloe, Aloe Barbadensis, Liliaceae.

Cetearyl Olivate/ Sorbitan Olivate.

Derived from olive oil, and combines the properties of olive oil with other naturally derived ingredients that then add desirable emulsification properties. The INCI name is Cetearyl Olivate/Sorbitan Olivate. It is obtained from the original olive oil by esterification of its fatty acid groups and combined with sorbitol and cetearyl alcohol. It is a non-ionic and mild emulsifier.


Sorbitol is the alcohol form of sucrose. It occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables. It has humectant properties, which promotes the retention of water.

Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl Alcohol is a naturally derived emulsifying wax, produced from a mixture of fatty alcohols. It is used in emollients, thickeners, and emulsion stabilizers


Glycerine also called glycerol or glycerin; it is present in all natural lipids (fats), derived from natural substances by hydrolysis of fats and by fermentation of sugars.

Ammonium Cocoyl Sulphate

Foaming & Cleansing agent based on Coconut Oil