The Birds and The Bees
As many of us are working from home, nature has been busy and it’s so nice to hear the birds singing, bees buzzing and see all the trees full of life.
As nature is recovering, we’re taking time to appreciate the natural world and how we can harness the goodness of nature in our products with lots of COSMOS certified ingredients, many of which are sourced close to home from our lovely European principals.
Honey Skin Care
Starting on a slightly controversial topic, I wanted to draw your attention to our Cosmos certified Honey (Cosme-Phytami® Honey). I say controversial, as many brands are claiming vegan on their packs and whilst in a lot of ways this is a positive claim, it isn’t when it comes to bees! In order to help and protect our bee species, hives are essential. So why not give your formulations a bit of a sweet edge and include our honey, known for its moisturising, softening and nourishing properties? We also offer SCB Manuka Honey from New Zealand, to help nourish and regenerate the skin.
Keeping with the honey theme, by extracting the polysaccharides from honey locust seeds, I am delighted to share the latest product launch from Lucas Meyer Cosmetics with you. INST’TIGHT™ is an eco-designed flash skin perfector that instantly minimises the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines for a filter-like look that lasts all day!
New generation of high quality natural actives, which are 5 - 10% more concentrated in active molecules compared to market extracts
And from bees, flower nectar… SKINECTURA™ is flower nectar for a younger skin structure from Organic Kangaroo Paw Flower Extract. It rapidly decreases the appearance of wrinkles (eye and neck) and sagging skin with a building effect over time.
Harness the flower power with Flower Harvest™ AF which is a bioactive complex composed of 3 Australian coastal flowers: Red Spider Flower, Banksia Flower and Kangaroo Paw Flower to regenerate the skin for smoother and more even complexion, nourish skin and hair as well as preventing premature ageing.
Some flowers although pretty are considered weeds and this is the case for Milk Thistle. However, Lipolami® ER it is a great silicone alternative offering a smooth, silky and non-sticky texture.
Natural Skin Moisturising
With us now all probably absorbing more alcohol than drinking it from all the hand sanitisation we are having to do, moisturising our skin has never been more important. The latest product launch from Southern Cross Botanicals, HYDROSELLA™, is an organic botanical extract from the Australian Wild Rosella that provides 72h of hydration after just one application.
Shield your skin with nature using the latest active ingredient launch from Citroleo – ALPHASHIELD, which provides a potent germicidal action, proven by tests, quickly eliminating (within one minute) 99.99% of germs (gram positive and negative bacteria, in addition to fungi). The active can also be used as a 100% natural alternative preservative.
We all know Salicylic acid offers a great protection against bugs, we just don’t like the word acid on the INCI and now, you don’t need to with Amiperfect ER – a 100% natural Salicylic acid from purified wintergreen extract with the INCI Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract.
And as summer is here, images of BBQs, Pimms and Lemonade or G&Ts come to mind. But no drink would be complete without a slice of lemon. Why not give your formulations a citrus boost with our biologically active Cytofruit® Waters?