Natural Skin Care

Ingredients Glossary

Just Herbal prides itself on using natural ingredients in our products. We aim to use organic ingredients where we can.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has a cooling, soothing and hydrating effect on the skin, making it beneficial for sensitive, sunburned and sun-exposed skins.

Apricot kernel oil

High in vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin A. Used extensively in beauty products. Gentle on the skin. Very easily absorbed. Suitable for all skin types.

Avocado oil

Avocado oil

Rich in vitamins A, D and E, protien, minerals, fatty acids and lecithin and is of value as a moisturiser.

Beeswax - Organic

The yellow wax found in natural honeycombs. It is a nourishing emollient with a high melting point. Just Herbal uses Organic Beeswax from a South Island apiary.

Calendula Infused oil - Organic Calendula Flowers used

Calendula is well known for its skin soothing and supportive properties.
Just Herbal only uses Organic Calendula flowers.

Cocoa butter

A rich, expensive wax obtained from the cocoa bean which makes good quality nourishing creams for sun or wind damaged skins and dry or mature skins. The beans from the cocoa or chocolate nut tree yield this rich, buttery substance which contains stearic, plamitic and oleic acids that make wonderful skin softening and conditioning agents.

Coconut oil - Organic

Coconut oil - Organic

The oil obtained from the flesh of the coconut is fine, rich, smooth and easily absorbed. The oil moisturises the skin due to being rich in essential fatty acids. Coconut promotes soft, smooth skin and creates a natural barrier against moisture loss, and aids in healing and repairing.

Geoguard 221, ECOCERT approved

INCI: Benzyl alcohol & dehydroacetic acid
It is permitted by Ecocert as a synthetic preservative in ecological and organic certified cosmetics.

* Global approval (including Japan)
* Broad-spectrum activity, bacterial/fungal control
* Excellent toxicity profile
* ECOCERT & COSMOS compliant, NaTrue certified, Soil Association approved permitted

Grapefruit Seed extract

Grapefruit Seed extract

Natural preservative for the water content of emulsions to help prevent bacterial growth.

Jojoba oil

A highly stable and penetrative naturally moisturising oil containing protein, minerals, and a waxy substance that mimics collagen. Is useful for all skin types to help soothe, soften and re-hydrates the skin without clogging pores.

Lavender Floral water - Organic

Distilled from the flowers of the Lavender plant it acts as an soothing and healing agent for the skin.

Macadamia nut oil

A rich, nutritious oil pressed from macadamia nuts, it provides skin smoothing and protection. Similar to Jojoba, the oil has a chemical composition similar to that of our own sebum and benefits dry and ageing skin.

Olive oil

Comes from the pulp of the fruit. Contains protein, minerals and vitamins and is high in oleic, linoleic and palmitic acids. It is nourishing and soothing to the skin.

Potassium Sorbate

The potassium salt of sorbic acid. Its primary use is as a preservative to inhibit moulds and yeasts and to increase shelf life. Potassium sorbate is considered to be safe because of its long term safety record and non-toxic profile. Potassium sorbate is non-irritating and non-sensitising. Allergic reactions are rare.

Rose Essential oil (Rosa damascena)

A strongly floral, sweet aromatic oil. extracted from the petals of various types of rose.

Rosemary Oleoresin

high in antioxidant properties as well as being antimicrobial, anti bacterial and anti fungal



An exquisite floral water which makes an excellent tonic, is soothing and cooling to the skin.

Sesame oil

High in vitamins E and B, minerals, proteins, lecithin, amino acids. Is useful for all skin types.

Shea Butter - Organic

This silky smooth butter comes from the fruit of the African karite tree and has remarkable nourishing and soothing properties. Shea butter is excellent in counteracting dryness as it helps to literally bind moisture to the skin.
It is well tolerated by the skin, and has a slight photo-protective action. It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and a high content of antioxidant Vitamin E.

Sunflower oil - Organic

The non-volatile oil expressed from sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seeds and used as an emollient in cosmetics.

Sweet Almond oil

Sweet Almond oil

The oil obtained from almonds is rich and pure. High in vitamins, minerals and protein. Used extensively in beauty products. Gentle on the skin. Good for all skin types. Helps relieve itching, soreness, and dryness.

Vegetable Glycerine

A thick colourless liquid obtained from vegetable oils with skin softening and nourishing properties. It is a humectant (attracts water), drawing atmospheric water into the skin to ensure hydration.

Vitamin A

An important anti-oxidant Vitamin, essential for skin health and function. For normalizing the skin's texture and helping smooth out fine lines.

Vitamin E

An anti-oxidant nutrient ideal for skin health and function. It helps protect skin against free radical damage caused by pollution and the sun's radiation. It is also used as an antioxidant to reduce the oxidation of fatty acids and help prevent rancidity of vegetable oils in oil based formulations.

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