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The nourishing and healing properties of oils naturally-derived from plants and seeds is well established in aromatherapy and oils play an important part in delivering the effectiveness of our skincare range.
Oils provide wonderful nutrition for your skin, whatever your age. For those with mature skins, they top up the oils that are naturally present in youthful skin, which become depleted as you age.
Wherever possible, Glow Lab uses only use cold-pressed, virgin or unrefined base oil blends, so all the naturally-occurring properties of these oils are captured in our formulations. And when it comes to our gorgeous fragrances, we use only natural essential oils to create them, so you can be sure nothing unnatural has made it into our blends.
Beauty-savvy people have used Aloe Vera for centuries and the Egyptians called it the ‘plant of immortality’ for good reason, with its long list of beauty benefits. It’s loaded with nutrients to nourish your skin from within and increase collagen production, firming and plumping skin to even out wrinkles. It moisturises the skin without leaving a greasy residue because it absorbs rapidly into skin, rather than sitting on the surface. Aloe Vera is a great weapon when it comes to looking young too, as it tackles dark spots, giving you a more even complexion, and revealing brighter, smoother skin with its natural exfoliation abilities. Last, but not least, for this clever plant, it’s also anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory and stimulates cell growth. This winning combination delivers real benefits for blemish prone skin – helping to reduce and heal acne, and then speed up the healing process.
Aloe Vera is found in Glow Lab’s Facial Wipes, Night Cream, Body Lotion, Hand Crème
Who doesn’t love an apricot? The apricot is a member of the rose family and its lightweight oil contains high amounts of vitamins and essential fatty acids like Omega 9 which soften skin. Apricot Kernel Oil absorbs deeply into skin, providing long-lasting hydration. It’s a rich source of Vitamin E, which boosts skin’s elasticity, fights free radicals and reduces inflammation, while Vitamin C and E work together to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen production.
Apricot Kernel Oil is found in Glow Lab’s Night Cream
Argan Oil is extracted from the kernels of the Moroccan Argan Tree and is ubiquitous in skin and haircare. It absorbs easily and, being on the lower end of comedogenic risk scale – meaning it’s less likely to clog pores – it makes a great natural moisturiser. It’s packed with Omega oils (essential fatty acids), Vitamin E and linoleic acids which all combine to tackle dryness and inflammation, as well as soothe and repair skin. Argan Oil is also anti-ageing, reducing fine lines and restoring elasticity to the skin so it feels softer and plumper. It’s ideal when it comes to improving the condition of your hair, making it softer and silkier, and making frizzy hair more manageable.
Argan Oil is found in Glow Lab’s Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner, Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner, Hair Serum, Hair Mask, Body Wash
Most people are familiar with the health benefits of eating avocado pears but the oil can also nourish your skin from the outside! Avocado Oil is extracted from the flesh of ripe avocados and features an impressive line-up of vitamins, including Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, E and K, to nourish your skin. Rich in essential fatty acids like Oleic Acid (Omega 9), it has an impressive moisturizing ability. Avocado Oil also has high levels of phytosterols, botanical compounds which rejuvenate stressed out skin. It doesn’t stop there – this clever oil contains sterolin, which triggers the production of collagen, protecting skin from premature ageing. It balances oil production in combination skin, while it soothes sensitive, irritated skin.
Avocado Oil features in Glow Lab’s Crème Cleanser, Facial Oil, Detoxifying Clay Mask, Rejuvenating Clay Mask, Detoxifying Face Mask, Brightening Face Mask, Hydrating Face Mask, Hand Crème
Native to the Mediterranean, you may know this flower by its more common name of Marigold. The yellow petals are edible and used in cooking, while a powerful extract is made from the leaves and stem of the plant. Calendula is famous for its amazing healing abilities and can significantly boost the appearance of skin, including refining scars and age spots. It contains a handy mix of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, so it soothes skin while counteracting the bacteria which can lead to blemishes and acne. Calendula is also hydrating which makes it a wise choice for dry, irritated skin.
Calendula Flower Extract is found in Glow Lab’s Crème Cleanser, Facial Wipes, Detoxifying Clay Mask, Rejuvenating Clay Mask, Hand Crème
Chamomile is an ancient natural remedy, being used by the Egyptians and Romans for headaches and colds. They were onto something, as this clever ingredient is a powerhouse when it comes to looking after yourself. It’s part of the Asteraceae sunflower and daisy family, but the two main types used in skin and healthcare are Roman and German Chamomile. Its two primary components are apigenin and alpha-bisabolol which give Chamomile its powerful anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties, speeding up the healing process. It’s a powerful ally for dry and acne-prone skin.
Chamomile Flower Extract is found in Glow Lab’s Crème Cleanser, Detoxifying Clay Mask, Rejuvenating Clay Mask, Hand Crème
A highly revered oil for nutrition and health benefits, its exotic fragrance also makes it a popular ingredient in hair, body and skincare products. Coconut Oil contains the antioxidant Vitamin E, soothing sunburn, irritated skin and protecting skin over time to fight wrinkles. It’s enriched with three key fatty acids: capric, caprylic and lauric acid, which fight infections on the skin and reduce inflammation, making Coconut Oil a useful way to soothe and heal seriously damaged skin or breakouts. Coconut Oil is a powerful moisturiser which penetrates the skin deeply, strengthening skin while providing intense hydration.
Coconut Oil features in Glow Lab’s Body Lotion, Hand Crème
You’re probably familiar with ginger as a common ingredient in a wide range of cooking, ginger beer and tea, or as a home remedy for nausea but it’s been flying under the radar when it comes to how it can benefit your skin. Ginger contains around 40 antioxidants that reduce free radical damage to protect your skin against premature ageing. It improves elasticity, firming skin to make it more youthful, while evening out skin tone. It’s a powerful antiseptic, keeping the skin blemish free and stimulates skin to improve its overall tone and radiance.
Ginger Root Extract is found in Glow Lab’s Facial Serum, Facial Toner
Derived from Jojoba plant seeds, this beautiful oil is the closest thing in nature to our own skin’s sebum, which means it absorbs quickly into skin, without clogging pores. A balancing and moisturising oil, this multi-tasking oil is suitable for all skin types. It’s rich in Vitamin E, low irritant and an antioxidant, protecting skin from damaging free radicals. It even has the added bonus of being a sunscreen, with a natural SPF of 4 so it helps to protect skin against the elements and support your regular sunscreen protection.
Jojoba is blended into Glow Lab’s Crème Cleanser, Facial Oil, Detoxifying Clay Mask, Rejuvenating Clay Mask, Hand Crème
A native to Northern Australia, for thousands of years the Aboriginal people used this fruit for its healing and antiseptic properties. It’s reputed to contain the world’s highest level of Vitamin C – it’s estimated that a single Kakadu Plum contains 55 times more Vitamin C than an orange. So, it’s an incredibly rich source of the skincare powerhouse that is Vitamin C, helping to firm skin, fade dark spots and scars and promote a healthy, glowing skin. Kakadu Plum was traditionally used for its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties and can help to calm blemish prone or irritated skin, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains antioxidants, specifically Gallic Acid and Ellagic Acid which help restore the skin barrier and improve elasticity.
Kakadu Plum Extract is found in Glow Lab’s Eye Serum, Facial Oil, Night Cream
A luxurious, lightweight oil that absorbs well, Macadamia Oil contains a blend of Omega oils (essential fatty acids) which make it the perfect choice for mature skins or to future-proof younger skins. Like Omega 9 (Oleic Acid) which regenerates and softens skin, while reducing inflammation and Omega 6 (Linoleic Acid) which restores the skin’s barrier function and reduces water loss. It also contains Omega 7 (Palmitoleic Acid) – a powerful fighter of fine lines and wrinkles – and neatly tops up the level of this oil in skin which naturally depletes as we age. Macadamia Oil is non-comedogenic, meaning most people tolerate it well, without experiencing skin sensitivity. The Macadamia Tree is indigenous to Australia and in high demand in food, skincare and cosmetics, with over 6 million growing in Australia alone to meet global demand.
Macadamia Oil features in Glow Lab’s Crème Cleanser, Facial Moisturiser, Detoxifying Clay Mask, Rejuvenating Clay Mask, Body Lotion, Hand Crème
The Marula tree is indigenous to South Africa and Madagascar, producing an exotic fruit which is high in Vitamin C. The oil is harvested from the fruit’s seeds and has been used for centuries to protect skin and hair from the harsh elements. Marula Oil is rich in antioxidants and Vitamins C and E, increasing cellular repair to regenerate, repair and rehydrate skin, while protecting skin against further ageing. Containing essential fatty acids Omega 9 and 6, it deeply hydrates while nourishing skin and improving elasticity. Marula Oil targets fine lines and sun damage, and contains anti-inflammatory properties to calm skin.
Marula Oil features in Glow Lab’s Facial Oil
Containing a powerful combination of essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6 and 9, this popular skincare oil gets to work on the signs of ageing and sun damage, like pigmentation and age spots. Rosehip Seed Oil is fast absorbing and deeply hydrates to create a healthy glow and supple, younger skin. It’s also packed with vitamins, including Vitamin E and A which help to improve moisture levels in skin, stimulate collagen production and reduce wrinkles. Rosehip Seed Oil is extracted from a particular variety of rose using cold-press methods, ensuring it retains its naturally occurring nutrients.
Rosehip Seed Oil features in Glow Lab’s Facial Wipes, Facial Moisturiser, Brightening Exfoliator, Facial Oil, SPF15 Facial Moisturiser
Derived from the Shea tree, which is considered a sacred tree in Africa because of its impressive healing and health properties. Shea Butter is a superstar when it comes to anti-ageing function, containing Vitamins A, D, E and essential fatty acids which help skin maintain its elasticity and protect against wrinkles. It stimulates the production of collagen to make it more supple and appear younger. Shea Butter puts life back into seriously parched or cracked skin due to its powerful moisturising properties. An anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, there’s not a lot of skin concerns Shea Butter can’t tackle!
Shea Butter is blended in Glow Lab’s Facial Moisturiser, Facial Serum, Night Cream, Detoxifying Clay Mask, Rejuvenating Clay Mask, Body Lotion, Hand Crème, Body Wash
Native to America, the main component of Sunflower Seed Oil is linoleic acid (Omega 6) as well as Vitamins A, D, and E. It both calms and hydrates skin and is effective in treating acne, inflammation and redness of skin. The antioxidants in Sunflower Seed Oil help to prevent the premature signs of ageing and, being high in Vitamin E, it helps to prevent damage to skin cells caused by sun exposure. It's a beautifully light oil which absorbs fast, making it ideal for dry and sensitive skin.
Sunflower Seed Oil is found in Glow Lab’s Facial Oil
If you’re wondering about the ‘sweet’ part of Almond Oil, it’s because there’s also a bitter almond that isn’t used in skincare (it’s toxic!). Sweet Almond Oil, on the other hand, is your skin’s BFF. The oil extracted from this small but mighty nut is full of skin-loving elements, including zinc, Vitamin E and A and essential fatty acids. The essential fatty acids in Sweet Almond Oil retain moisture levels in skin and help to heal irritated skin. Sweet Almond Oil is non-comedogenic, which means it’s unlikely to clog pores and, with a natural SPF of 5, can help support other sun protection.
Sweet Almond Oil is found in Glow Lab’s Facial Wipes, Body Lotion, Hand Crème
We’re encouraged to eat tomatoes because they contain antioxidants like lycopene which gives us protection against some cancers. Tomatoes also contain other elements like vitamins, carotenoids and tomatine which combine with lycopene to deliver some unique skin benefits when extracted from the fruit. They have the ability to absorb damaging UV light as well as brighten and whiten skin. Tomato Fruit Extract is also anti-inflammatory, healing scars and acne, and warding off inflammation to keep the signs of ageing at bay.
Tomato Fruit Extract is found in Glow Lab’s Facial Serum