Palmrosa is a scented grass of the same family as lemongrass, and is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is a very powerful wide spectrum bacteriacide and will kill most known bacteria. It is a valuable skincare oil, hydrating and stimulating and helps to balance sebum production. Palmarosa stimulates cellular regeneration, used regularly it will help to smooth out wrinkles and tone sagging skin, in addition to its active properties it has a delightful fragrance.
Aliases: Cympobogon Martinii
Historically, Indian healers have made pastes from crushed papaya seeds to treat rashes and other skin problems. The papaya seed oil has high quantities of oleic acid, up to 74% and generally its fatty acid composition is very close to that of olive oil.
Papaya oil has wonderful exfoliating properties; the fruit contains the enzyme papain which dissolve excess sebum and impurities on the skin, gently removes dead skin cells (to help speed up cell renewal) and can be used on oily or problem skin. The oil is easily absorbed and adds excellent conditioning properties to the skin, it is rich in amino acids, Omega 6 and 9, Vitamins A & C, potassium and protein. It aids in naturally moisturising your skin along with helping in fastening the skin’s healing process.
Aliases: Carica Papaya
Patchouli is a native of Malaysia and has a long history of usage in Chinese medicine and in perfumery as a fixative. The oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant and antiseptic in effect, it stimulates cellular regeneration, used regularly it will help to smooth out wrinkles and tone sagging skin.
Aliases: Pogostemon Cablin
Pomegranate fruit extract, from the tree Punica granatum, contains several polyphenols and anthocyanidins (pigment that gives certain fruits their dark red colors), which are highly antioxidant, fighting and protecting the skin from environmental stress and prevents aging of the skin by free radical scavenging and slows oxidisation which causes signs of aging.
Aliases: Punica Granatum