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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.

Radiance

Aloe Vera Juice

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

Aloe vera juice in urban veda skicnare

Cedar

Cedarwood has a warm, seductive scent said to help relieve nervous tension. Possessing astringent and antiseptic properties, Cedarwood is traditionally used to help counteract problems such as excess shine, sebum and blackheads that arise from oil-prone skin.

Cedar wood ingredient in skincare

Coriander

Brimming with minerals, phytonutrients, and flavonoids, Coriander is believed to stimulate creativity, optimism and imagination. Beneficial for all three doshas, we have used it in our Turmeric + Botanics products for its unique connection with Vata; the creative and artistic Dosha.

Coriander ingredient in skincare

Goji Berry

Goji berry contains exceedingly high levels of vitamins and antioxidants which help to reduce damage to cell DNA and membranes, plus minerals, polysaccharides and Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). Goji berry is said to possess yin (feminine) energy.

Goji berry ingredient in urban veda skincare

Liquorice

Liquorice extract supports elasticity and restores suppleness. Possessing anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties, Liquorice is also soothing to sensitive skin and its anti-aging activity inhibits melanin production, helping to prevent age spots and add glow to tired complexions.

Liquorice root ingredient in skincare

Marigold

Southern Cone Marigold is anti-inflammatory and beneficial to dry, brittle and inflamed skin, owing to the essential oil’s high triterpenoid content and ability to minimise skin stress. In aromatherapy, its scent is said to be a neurotonic and mentally calming.

Marigold ingredient in urban veda skincare

Papaya

Cold pressed, Sweet Orange essence has an uplifting scent and contains vitamins A, B and C which feed dry, irritated and acne-prone skin, helping to heal blemishes and improve skin tone.

Papaya ingredient in urban veda skincare

Patchouli

An oil traditionally used to aid meditation, and with a distinctive musky and earthy fragrance, patchouli is said to help stimulate the growth of healthy skin cells and heal dry, rough or inflamed skin. This in turn helps with wound healing and to reduce scarring.

Patchouli ingredient in urban veda skincare

Pomegranate Seed Powder

A wonderfruit, rich in EFAs, phytosterols and antioxidants, Pomegranate helps to fight free radicals, improve elasticity, reduce wrinkles and promote skin regeneration. We use both its juice and its milled seed powder; rich in EFAs, as a nutritive exfoliate.

Pomegranate seed powder ingredient in skincare

Tego Pep 4-even

Clinically proven to brighten and balance skin tone and impart luminosity to skin, this anti-inflammatory peptide sequence is a cell-repairing amino-acid complex to enhance complexion, visibly diminish signs of hyper pigmentation and reduce the appearance of dark spots.

TEGO pep 4even ingredient in skincare

Turmeric

Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which promotes cellular defence against skin stress to improve tone and radiance, enabling it to look younger and healthier. Ideal for skin prone to becoming dry, lack-lustre, and suffering from uneven tone or hyper pigmentation.

Turmeric ingredient in urban veda 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.

TEGO Arjuna 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.

Glycerine ingredient in 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.

Orange ingredient in urban veda 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.

Pumice stone ingredient in 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.

Sweet almond ingredient in urban veda skincare

Soothing

Clary Sage

Native to Southern Europe, clary sage has a sweet, herbaceous fragrance and is often considered to be uplifting. It can help to relieve congested complexions and contains plant esters to help soothe inflammations, heal irritation and balance oil production.

Clary Sage ingredient in skincare

Clove Flower Oil

A member of the Myrtaceae family, clove has a warm, strong and spicy aroma. An excellent skin tonic, clove boasts antiseptic properties which helps to reduce skin concerns such as acne. It is also traditionally used in aromatherapy to boost circulation.

Clove flower oil ingredient in skincare

Lavendin

Used traditionally for millennia to relieve tension and soothe, lavender can calm sensitive skin and is often used to help wounds to heal more quickly, and to calm dermatitis. It is wifely used in bath products as it also promotes a relaxed feeling.

Lavender ingredient in urban veda skincare

Lemon

With an uplifting citrus aroma, lemon is rich in vitamin C which promotes skin vitality. Often used for clearing acne, lemon can also be used to remove dead skin cells to create a smoothe surface and can help to ease cold sores and insect bites.

Lemon ingredient in skincare

Myrrh

Used as a precious remedy since antiquity, the warm and woody aromatic effects of myrrh are said to open the heart chakra, lifting our spirits. Myrrh is also good for chapped and cracked skin, and helps to relieve skin conditions such as eczema.

Myrrh ingredient in skincare

Palmarosa

With a sweet floral scent, palmarosa helps to preserve the hydration levels in skin tissue and the body’s moisture balance. In folklore remedies, Palmarosa is used to relieve nervousness, having an uplifting effect on the mind.

Palmarosa ingredient in urban veda skincare

Peppermint

Zingy and zesty, the scent of peppermint is sweet and delicate, and utterly refreshing. Cooling and stimulating, this aromatic essential oil helps to purify and cleanse skin and reduce excess sebum. Peppermint also helps to relieve skin irritation and can be cooling on sunburn.

Peppermint ingredient in urban veda skincare

Rosa Damascena

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.

Rose Damask ingredient in skincare

Rose Geranium

With a strong, floral aroma, Rose Geranium is known for its healing effects and is traditionally used to reduce the visible appearance of cellulite through massage. It is soothing to dry skin, but also boasts detoxifying properties which help to clear congested complexions.

Rose Geranium ingredient in skincare

Rosemary

Rosemary is traditionally held to help reduce swelling and puffiness. Naturally antidepressant, uplifting and balancing, Rosemary’s stimulating aroma can refresh and rejuvenate, helping you to feel energised as well as refreshing mental fatigue.

Rosemary ingredient in skincare

Sandalwood

Sweet and balmy, Sandalwood’s soothing properties moisturise very dry skin. Imbued with a woody base note, alluringly balmy middle notes, with a hint of sweetness on the top note, Sandalwood is an all-round balanced spice which helps to engender calm.

Sandalwood ingredient in urban veda skicnare

Ylang Ylang

Long esteemed for its aphrodisiac scent, ylang ylang is considered to have a balancing and harmonising effect on the body and an uplifting effect on the mood. Ylang Ylang is effective in maintaining moisture and oil balance within the skin.

Ylang Ylang 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.

TEGO Arjuna 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.

Glycerine ingredient in 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.

Orange ingredient in urban veda 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.

Pumice stone ingredient in 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.

Sweet almond ingredient in urban veda 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.

Walnut shell powder ingredient in skincare

Reviving

Borage

Also known as Starflower for its bright blue star-like petals, Borage is an edible plant with cucumber-tasting leaves and honey-like flowers. The seeds are rich in essential fatty acids Oleic and Linoleic acid, and it is traditionally used to help regulate metabolism and hormones.

Borage ingredient in urban veda skincare

Evening Primrose

Containing over 70% essential fatty acids, evening primrose has moisturising properties which helps to heal wounds and helps to soothe irritated, itchy and flaky skin. It has also been known to help skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Evening primrose ingredient in skincare

Jasmine

Jasmine is an uplifting and aphrodisiac essential oil which is said to calm the nerves and generate optimism. On the skin, it can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars, and is also suitable for sensitive skin.

Jasmine ingredient in skincare

Peach Seed Powder

Naturally containing vitamins A and C, Magnesium and Potassium, Peach helps to refresh tired skin. We use its crushed seed powder as a natural exfoliant, supporting skin in its quest to regain its lustre, vitality and natural radiance.

Peach seed powder ingredient in skincare

Rosehip Fruit Oil

Naturally rich in essential fatty acids, Rosehip oil contains high levels of Vitamin C and is widely heralded as offering excellent skincare properties for mature and aging skin. It is traditionally used to rehydrate dry skin, repair damage and scars, and reduce wrinkles.

Rosehip fruit oil ingredient in skincare

Clove Flower Oil

A member of the Myrtaceae family, clove has a warm, strong and spicy aroma. An excellent skin tonic, clove boasts antiseptic properties which helps to reduce skin concerns such as acne. It is also traditionally used in aromatherapy to boost circulation.

Clove flower oil ingredient in skincare

Rosa Damascena

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.

Rose Damask ingredient in skincare

Rose Geranium

With a strong, floral aroma, Rose Geranium is known for its healing effects and is traditionally used to reduce the visible appearance of cellulite through massage. It is soothing to dry skin, but also boasts detoxifying properties which help to clear congested complexions.

Rose Geranium 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.

TEGO Arjuna 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.

Glycerine ingredient in skincare

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.

Pro Vitamin B5 skincare ingredient

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.

Pumice stone ingredient 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.

Rose Damask flower water in 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.

Sweet almond 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.

Vitamin C ingredient in urban veda 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.

Witch hazel in urban veda organic skincare