All the 100% natural and organic ingredients that go into each Flower and Spice formula come from 22 years-long partnerships with small farmers and suppliers from over 45 countries throughout the world. Each partner is known in person and shares strong ethical values and fair trade practices wherever possible.
A spice used in cooking and in ancient ancestral healing practices. Curcumin is the active component of turmeric and is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties that help calm sensitive skin. This makes it beneficial for skin prone to skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis.
The components of this grain make it such a beneficial ingredient for skincare. It is rich in proteins, saponins, vitamins (particularly B vitamins), lipids that help replenish oils in our skin. Its polysaccharides and flavonoids bring skin-soothing and reparative properties.
It has been favored as an aid to minimize acne scarring and to help maintain a fair complexion and skin elasticity. After hundreds of years of use for wrinkled and dry skin, it is living up to its reputation with results from modern scientific study.
Coriander’s main constituents are linalool (commonly over 60%), alpha-pinene, monoterpenes, gamma-terpinene, limonene, camphor, and geranyl acetate. Apart from functioning as an anti-inflammatory, coriander also offers detoxification, deodorizing, and antioxidant properties.
It has a unique composition with a content of over 80% unsaturated fatty acids and is among the world’s highest in the content of omega-3 essential fatty acids. It is also rich in linoleic acids omega-6 and omega-9. The oil is readily absorbed by the skin and is an ideal carrier for active ingredients as it helps deliver them under the surface of the skin.
Known as the ‘botox’ plant, it helps improve skin elasticity by reducing the activity of the enzyme elastase, which is accountable for breaking down the skin’s elastin. With a mild exfoliating effect it boosts cell turnover and helps even out skin tone.
Fennel is perfect for helping maintain youthful, healthy skin. Its natural content of beneficial components includes over 87 volatile compounds, phenolic compounds, fatty acids, and amino acids.
The oil contains antioxidants, vitamins, and an exceptionally high content of linoleic acid, which works under the skin’s surface, playing a critical role in the reconstruction of lipids.
Rose essential oil has a documented effect as a relaxing, calming, and mood lifting ingredient. It is the abundance of phenolic compounds that give it a wide range of benefits. The damask (and cabbage) roses have an extraordinarily complex chemical composition with over 95 macro- and micro-components.
Lavender is a powerhouse when it comes to skincare benefits that is why we have incorporated both the essential oil and water distillate of lavender in our products. The oil is said to help stimulate cellular growth while the water-based distillate has skin toning and soothing properties.
Some studies have shown it reduces roughness or uneven skin tone to visibly improve the appearance of the skin. It has a high vitamin D content, which may be beneficial to dry skin and help combat conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Grapeseed’s main benefits are due to a natural content of phenolic compounds, which provide radical-scavenging activity and encourage speedy cell regeneration. It has demonstrated antioxidant activity in the body that measured a remarkable 20 times higher than vitamin C and 50 times higher than vitamin E.
Arginine is an amino acid that helps protect the skin from free radical damage, increases the skin’s hydration levels, conditions the skin and potentially supports collagen production. It is used for the care of stressed skin as it protects the skin against oxidative stress.
Benefits: anti-oxidative, potentially supports collagen formation, humectant, protects against oxidative stress
It is well documented that AHA acids can be beneficial for problematic skin and are excellent for exfoliation. They work by helping to remove dead cells on the upper layer of the skin. We use a special blend of these acids, sourced from plants (sugar cane, orange, sugar maple).
Benefits: improves complexion, aids in increasing epidermal cell turnover, collagen booster, brightens and freshens skin, moisturizing
Due to their many benefits, almonds have been a precious ingredient in food as well as in skincare for many centuries. Almond seed extract is obtained when the dried ripe seeds of sweet almonds are pressed for their oil. This powder is full of proteins and has many benefits for the skin.
Benefits: smoothing and softening effect, cleansing
It has been a favourite in herbal medicine throughout the world for centuries and there is now a great deal of documentation of aloe’s many benefits. It contains vitamins A, B12, C, and E. It has an inherently skin-friendly pH and is very well tolerated by the most sensitive skin.
Benefits: rich in mucilage, which helps soothe the skin, well tolerated, astringent, hydrating, cleansing, antiseptic
The oil is rich in essential fatty acids and has a natural content of vitamins A and E. This helps improve the skin's barrier function and microcirculation while triglycerides help to rebuild the lipids of the skin.
Benefits: anti-aging, skin softening, aids in the microcirculation, helps skin improve barrier function, antioxidant, conditions the skin, ideal for dry and irritated ski, moisturizes
To create this exfoliating powder, bamboo stems are milled to the perfect micron size. It is important that an exfoliant is not so abrasive that it leaves microscopic cuts on the surface of the skin. This gentle yet effective powder helps de-clog and reduce the appearance of large pores, freshens and brightens the skin.
Benefits: non-toxic, environmentally friendly, promotes cell regeneration, helps remove dead skin cells
Coco glucoside is among the gentlest of surfactants and is even recommended for use in baby products. It is sourced from renewable raw materials. Due to the way it is produced, it is completely free of impurities and is therefore suitable for use on even the most sensitive and fragile skin.
Benefits: biodegradable, gentle enough for babies, proven mildness, won't dry out skin
This extract is high in beta-carotene, vitamin C, calcium, sodium, potassium and salicylates. These antioxidant and immune boosting nutrients promote more radiant skin and assist in faster skin healing. Its cell stimulating and rejuvenating properties help even out skin tone. It is commonly used for treating congested skin prone to acne and blemishes.
Benefits: soothing, antioxidant, immune boosting, toning
To make a sumptuous cream or lotion, an emulsifier is required. Its function is to keep the oils and waters in the formula from separating. Our emulsifier is composed of fatty alcohols from natural sources. Fatty alcohols can be produced from non-natural sources, but ours are from plants such as coconut and/or palm.
Benefits: biodegradable, ECO-Cert approved, protective, helps restore the skin's lipid layer
Evening Primrose oil has approximately 10% content of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA). GLA is necessary for maintaining elasticity and stability, reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL), as well as repairing and maintaining healthy skin. It also helps improve our skin’s microcirculation. The emollients in the oil help boost the skin's barrier function.
Benefits: rich in essential fatty acids, moisturising, anti-inflammatory
Glycerine is a natural compound derived from vegetable oils. It is a humectant that keeps the skin hydrated by holding onto water and slowing it from evaporating. It can hydrate more deeply due to its ability to travel and take water through small channels in the skin.
Benefits: holds onto water to hydrate the skin, an effective moisturiser, helps in the repair of an impaired barrier function
Jojoba’s composition places it closer to human sebum than any of the plant oils. It is very stable, multifunctional and offers excellent skin protection by forming a thin, non-greasy layer that helps lubricate while aiding in moisture retention.
Benefits: antioxidant properties, reduces transepidermal water loss (TEWL), extremely well tolerated, excellent moisturizer, rapidly absorbed
It is considered to be one of the best wound-healing herbs due to its ability to reduce inflammation and promote faster healing. The flavonoids and phenolic acids present in the extract are powerful antioxidants that help fight free radical damage. They are also thought to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Benefits: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effects, brightening, exfoliating, blemish control
Lemon balm contains antioxidants called caffeic acid and ferulic acid. Studies have shown that their antioxidant effects neutralise the oxidizing impact of free radicals which can cause cell damage and contribute to premature ageing.
Benefits: antioxidant, astringent, soothing and calming, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial
In a 2017 study, this oil was included in a blend of plant oils that mimicked the skin's surface lipids so well it helped restore barrier function, increased hydration, elasticity, and firmness. With essential fatty acids, natural content of squalene and vitamin E it is perfect for optimal skin health.
Benefits: close to the human skin in chemical profile, ideal for dry and mature skin, anti-inflammatory
Its high content of flavonoids, vitamins C and E offer potential antioxidant benefits to help prevent cell damage from environmental influences such as UV radiation and pollution. It is attributed with skin soothing and anti-inflammatory properties
Benefits: soothing, emollient, antioxidant, astringent, conditioning
Peppermint has a refreshing, soothing effect on the skin. It reduces redness, irritation and itching, it cools the skin by constricting capillaries, and assists in healing. Its mildly antiseptic effect helps to control the bacteria on the surface of the skin making it the perfect ingredient for treating blemish prone skin.
Benefits: antimicrobial, cooling, astringent, antipruritic, anti-inflammatory
It attracts impurities and excess oils to deep cleanse without stripping the skin of its natural oils. It boasts a strong negative charge and a high absorption rate. It works to draw out impurities from the skin (heavy metal residues and toxins) while releasing essential minerals and trace elements from the clay particles into the skin.
Benefits: deep cleansing, purifying, antimicrobial, improves congestion
Although it is possible to utilize a refined version of shea, we only use a minimally processed unrefined shea that contains all of the natural goodness. The shea in our products is handcrafted in Ghana.
Benefits: 6% omega-6 essential fatty acids, natural content of vitamins A and E, a high content of natural fatty acids, contains cinnamic acid esters which provide some UV-B absorbing and reparative properties
Speedwell is known to have strong antioxidant properties that help to slow down or prevent cell damage caused by oxidation. It is thought to stimulate collagen synthesis and gently help smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is credited with purifying and tonic properties that may help promote pore refinement.
Benefits: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, soothing, stimulating, purifying, tonic
It has a neutral pH and a rich mineral composition. It’s ideal for cleansing and purifying the skin by absorbing toxins and excess oil. It effectively stimulates circulation, helping to reduce irritation and balance the skin.
Benefits: rich mineral composition has skin benefiting properties, ideal for even sensitive skin, deep cleansing and purifying, stimulates circulation, benefits congested skin and acne
This extract has been shown to have antioxidant activity and therefore protects the skin from free radical damage. A study by French researchers (in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science) revealed that it increases the epidermal thickness to smooth out wrinkles and improve pores.
Benefits: calm inflammation, balances oil production, antioxidant, benefits congestion and acne, helps smooth out wrinkles