Soothing Botanicals

Clary Sage ingredient in skincare

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.

Clove flower 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.

Lavender ingredient in urban veda 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.

Lemon ingredient in 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.

Myrrh 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.

Palmarosa ingredient in urban veda 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.

Peppermint 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.

Rose Damask 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 Geranium 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.

Rosemary 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.

Sandalwood ingredient in urban veda skicnare

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.

Ylang Ylang ingredient in skincare

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.

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.

Glycerine ingredient in skincare

Glycerine

Glycerine is a pure natural vegetable moisturiserwhich 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.