Belenos Therapy A to Z Ingredients List
Aloe Barbadensis – Aloe Vera Aloe has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacteria anti-microbial properties. It soothes and heals whilst providing an effective protective barrier against the environment. It also stimulates cell production
Aqua – Water
Beta-Carotene Present in quantity in a variety of orange/yellow fruits and vegetables, such as carrot tissue oil. It is converted into Vitamin A in the body and is used for its cellular renewal and healing abilities. It is emollient that keeps the skin soft and supple
Butyrospermum Parkii – Shea Butter
A fatty substance obtained from the nut of the Karite nut tree. Has an excellent moisturising and nourishing abilities.
Cera Alba – Beeswax
Natural wax produced by bees. Antiseptic and an emollient, known for its soothing, softening and protecting properties
Cetearyl Alcohol Not an “alcohol.Used as an emulsifier and emollient. It’s not drying to the skin. An emulsifying wax made by combining fatty alcohols from vegetable sources such as coconut alcohol.
Citral Naturally occurring substance found in essential oils
Citronellol Naturally occurring substance found in essential oils
Coffee arabica - coffee bean extract - powerful anti-oxidant reducing free oxygen radicals
Cucumis Sativus Extract – Cucumber Extract Rich in minerals and amino acids and help to tighten, refresh and tone the skin.
Eugenol Natural occurring substance found in essential oils
Geraniol Appears in our products as it is naturally present in essential oils
Glycerin Vegetable derived humectants that draws in and lock moisture to the skin
Glycine Soja – Soybean Oil
Hippophae rhamnoides - Sea buckthorn oil -copious amounts of Phytosterol, Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene, Anti-Oxidants, and Carotenoid which helps to substantiate its relatively high success rate as a skin repairing and conditioning oil Good source of vitamin E, Lecithin and Sterolins. Moisturizes the skin with its natural Vitamin E content and anti-oxidant properties. Helps to protect skin from environmental stresses and free radicals.
Limonene - Naturally present in most essential oils. Main odour constituent in the citrus fruit family.
Mango Butter - Mangifera Indica - Its high content of stearic acid gives it similar properties to cocoa butter and it is rich in beta carotene and vitamins A and E.
Maris Sal - Dead Sea Salts (Jordan) - Used in our scrubs and soak due to the many benefits, such as offering relief from various skin conditions, stimulating circulation and easing muscle and joints.
Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Extract An extract found in mulberries, often used in cosmetics due to the presence of arbutin, a hydroquinone derivative isolated from the leaves of the bearberry shrub, cranberry, blueberry, some mushrooms, and most types of pears. Used for its natural skin toning properties to create a more youthful appearance.
Oenothera Biennis – Evening Primrose Oil Has a high level of natural essential fatty acids, in particular GLA. This is one of the most important of the essential fatty acids that the skin requires to remain healthy and supple but is not generated in the human body.
Oryza sativa (Rice bran Oil) - easily absorbed by the skin & very pleasant to use, encouraging skin renewal & healthy skin tone.
Olea Europaea – Olive Seed Powder Provide gentle exfoliation.
Persea Gratissima – Avocado Oil Natural oil from Avocados that is rich in vitamins and minerals. Has one of the highest levels of phytosterols, this helps replace the oestrogens that are essentials for keeping the skin supple An excellent skin conditioner and moisturizer that readily penetrate the skin
Phenoxyethanol A preservative used to inhibit the destructive activities of micro-organisms.
Polysorbate 80 - a water-soluble, non-ionic surfactant and O/W emulsifier
Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate Emulsifier
Potassium Palm Kernelate – African Black Soap
Made from palm kernel oil and potassium hydroxide obtained from cocoa pod ash extract. A mild soft soap with effective deep cleansing properties, used in its pure form by the indigenous West Africans, to relieve acne, rashes, scalp irritations, clear blemishes and other skin problems. Traditionally it is used to give babies their first bath, this is known to prevent body odour and future skin irritations
- Cocoa Pod Husk Ash – Natural source of potash. The cocoa pods are dried to a precise texture under the hot African sun, then ash to a known specification. The ash is then extracted with water and the resulting solution concentrated down to give the concentrated potash solution
Prunus Dulcis - Sweet Almond Oil
Helps moisturise and replenish the skins natural oils
Retinyl Palmitate – Vitamin A A long lasting antioxidant, helps to combat aging caused by free radicals caused by pollution, exposure to the sun and the oxygen in the air.
Rosemary Seed Extract (antioxidant) - Rosemary extract is widely used in both the food and cosmetics industries for its powerful antioxidant properties. This oil-soluble extract has a slight herbaceous, characteristic aroma.
Rosa rubignosa - Rosehip seed oil - believed to be the best oil available for anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation.Rosehip seed oil is considered a “dry” oil, meaning that it soaks into the skin easily, and does not leave a greasy residue.Rose hip oil is also renowned for its benefits for the skin.
Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract Plant extracts helps reduce blemishes..
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil An excellent moisturizer. Helps soften and moisturises the skin
Tocopherol Antioxidant used in beauty products. It is obtained by the vacuum distillation of edible vegetable oils. Used as an antioxidant for essential oils and fats.
Tocopheryl Acetate – Vitamin E A powerful antioxidant –
- Protects the epidermis (skin’s uppermost layers) from early stages of ultraviolet light damage
- Reduces the formation of free radicals upon skin exposure to UVA rays and other sources of skin stress
- Prevents the peroxidation of fats, a leading source of cell membrane damage in the body
- Reduces transepidermal water loss from skin and strengthens the skin’s barrier function
- Protects the skin barrier’s oil (lipid) balance during the cleansing process
- stimulate the blood circulation, regulates skin’s elasticity and prevent wrinkles
Vanilla planifolia Vanilla Bean oil
Natural wax produced by a microorganism and used as a thickener and emulsion stabilizer