Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract

Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract. This extract comes from the dried leaves of the familiar rosemary plant (Rosmarinus officinalis L.), from which a dark brown, viscous liquid is obtained using a process called supercritical carbon dioxide extraction.⁠

The presence of phenolic diterpenes (mainly carnosic acid and carnosol) have been recognised to have potent antioxidant properties which retard the oxidation of fatty and essential oils, as well as carotenoids. This inherent attribute helps prolong the oxidative shelf-life of our finished products.⁠

The aromatic plant, with its strong, distinctive smell, has long been used in folk medicine as it also has some antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Quillaja Saponaria (Soapbark) Wood Extract

Quillaja Saponaria (Soapbark) Wood Extract. Quillaja trees grow in a managed plantation in Chile consisting of trees that are systematically pruned to achieve large amounts of biomass –the whole plant is used in the extraction of Quillaja Saponins. The Quillaja is classed as ‘wild harvested’. The extraction factory is environmentally optimised and has won awards for this. This food-grade extract, together with wild harvested Soapwort extract, allow us to create a rich and stable gel for our Papaya & Bakuchiol Gel Serum, without the use of traditional petroleum-derived gelling agents, lanolin or palm derivatives.

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