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Aloe Vera

Aloe vera helps to soothe and cool inflamed skin, and its high polysaccharide and plant sterol content helps repair damaged skin. With analgesic (pain-relieveing) properties, the juice is often applied neat to sunburn. In Ayurveda, it is used to alleviate Kapha and Pitta imbalances.

Amino acids in urban veda organic skincare

Amino Acids

Amino acids supply nutrients to nourish the skin and have a water-binding, humectant property. Combined with anti-oxidants, amino acids help to keep the skin soft, supple and hydrated, whilst strengthening connective tissue.

Aniseed ingredient in urban veda skincare

Aniseed

Widely recognised by its pungent liquorice-like smell, aniseed is said to have both a calming and grounding effect in aromatherapy. Boasting antiseptic and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties, aniseed is also used to treat and relieve muscular aches and pains.

TEGO Arjuna ingredient in skincare

Arjuna

Arjuna has been clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles, moisturise, and reinforce skin’s barrier. Its has been verified in laboratory environments which have identified its active constituents as containing 90% triterpenes, helping to support skin stress reduction.

Bearberry ingredient in skincare

Bearberry

Bearberry contains naturally brightening compounds Arbutin and Hydroquinone, as well as Ursolic acid and bioflavonoids; active compounds which help combat oxidative damage and free radicals caused by pollution.

Black mulberry ingredient in skincare

Black Mulberry

Native to South Western Asia, Mulberry is more commonly known as silkworm fodder, but in Oriental Medicine (Ayurveda and Chinese), Black Mulberry’s antioxidants are said to help reduce the appearance of dark spots and brighten the complexion.

Eucalyptus ingredient in urban veda skincare

Eucalyptus

An aromatic essential oil with a refreshing and revitalising scent, this invigorating tonic has a zingy, uplifting effect. Eucalyptus is used in Ayurveda to help reduce Kapha and Vata imbalances, and in Aromatherapy to relieve muscle aches.

Glycerine ingredient in skincare

Glycerine

Glycerine is a pure natural vegetable moisturiser which has humectant properties help to preserve skin’s homeostasis by drawing moisture from the environment to hydrate the surface layers of the skin. Evidence also suggests it enables other skin lipids to perform better.

Mediterranean Cypress in skincare

Mediterranean Cypress

With a woody and masculine scent, Mediterranean cypress has a calming effect and is traditionally used to boost circulation in mature skin. A good overall skin tonic, cypress is astringent which means it is great for oily and congested skin and for healing wounds.

Neem ingredient in urban veda skincare

Neem

Neem is a very powerful antiseptic and antibacterial plant, which makes it an excellent natural ingredient for those who have excess skin oils, and require some mild cleansing properties throughout their skincare regime. Neem helps to alleviate Kapha and Pitta imbalances.

Orange ingredient in urban veda skincare

Orange

Cold pressed sweet orange essence has an uplifting scent containing vitamins A, B and C which feed dry, irritated and acne-prone skin, helping to heal blemishes and improve skin tone. It supports collagen formation in the skin and acts as a general tonic, suitable for all skin types.

Pro Vitamin B5 skincare ingredient

Pro Vitamin B5

Part of the Vitamin B-complex family, provitamin B5 helps to moisturise, soothe, nourish and restore. A humectant, it helps to protect skin’s natural barrier to prevent against moisture loss, improving hydration and easing inflammation.

Pumice stone ingredient in skincare

Pumice Stone

Pumice is a natural exfoliant and is the result of volcanic activity. Obtained by finely milling pumice stone to produce a mildly abrasive powder, pumice powder is an exfoliating ingredient widely used in skincare products.

Quassia ingredient in urban veda skincare

Quassia

Used in traditional medicine for its highly astringent and invigorating properties, quassia extract helps to draw excess sebum from the skin and minimise the appearance of visible pores. Boasting both anti-ageing and anti-bacterial properties, quassia can aid most skin concerns.

Rose Damask flower water in skincare

Rosa Damask Flower Water

Rosa Damascena flower water offers gentle yet effective hydration, its delicate scent and antioxidant content offer vital skin clarification and replenishment. Rose is suitable for all three doshas, and has been used for millennia to relax, replenish and revive body and senses.

Spearmint ingredient in urban veda skincare

Spearmint

Spearmint has a sweet, fresh and menthol aroma which can help skin conditions such as acne and dermatitis. Packed with health benefiting vitamins A, C, B6, antioxidants and phytonutrients, Spearmint helps to relieve stress and fatigue and is more gentle than Peppermint.

Sweet almond ingredient in urban veda skincare

Sweet Almond

Rich in vitamins A and E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc, sweet almond oil is a natural oil with a slightly nutty fragrance. It helps to cleanse and moisturise the skin and is used to reduce skin inflammation and to help skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. A lightly hydrating oil which is non-greasy and reasily absorbed.

Tee Tree ingredient in urban veda skincare

Tea Tree

With a zesty, revitalising and somewhat pungent scent, tea tree is a highly powerful and antiseptic skin tonic which helps to cool, reduce inflammation, cleanse and encourage skin healing. It is often used to treat acne, breakouts and skin infections.

Vitamin C ingredient in urban veda skincare

Vitamin C

An essential nutrient in the human body, vitamin C supports collagen synthesis, helping to maintain skin vitality. It is an antioxidant which protects the skin from damaging free radicals, and can reduce inflammation in the skin.

Walnut shell powder ingredient in skincare

Walnut Shell Powder

Walnut shell powder is a natural, biodegradable substance, which is an effective yet soft abrasive exfoliant. Milled into a powder, walnut shell powder is a very durable and angular ingredient which is both gentle yet effective when used within an exfoliating scrub.

Wild mint ingredient in urban veda skincare

Wild Mint

Cooling, stimulating and refreshing, this aromatic essential oil helps to purify and cleanse skin. Naturally astringent, Mint is rich in salicylic acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid which helps to deeply cleanse to relieve congestion. In Ayurveda, mint alleviates Kapha and Vata.

Witch hazel in urban veda organic skincare

Witch Hazel

Widely cultivated for its medicinal properties, and known for its heavily scented flowers, Witch Hazel’s astringent properties, antioxidant and bioflavonoids content help to clarify skin. Traditionally, Witch hazel is used to bathe varicose veins and soothe irritant skin rashes.