Paeonia Albiflora Extract: This extract, derived from the flowers of the peony plant, is used as a tonic.
Palette: A number of colours that are grouped together in similar tones.
Palmarosa Oil: Extracted from the east indian and turkish geranium, This particular essential oil has excellent skin care properties and is also used to relieve stiff and sore muscles, while calming the mind and uplifting and invigorating the spirits and clearing muddled thinking. Palmarosa oil can be found in Palmarosa Purifying Facial Mask by Neal's Yard Remedies.
Palm Oil: Palm Oil is used to harden soap and enhance the lathering ability of soap.
Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein: Plant-derived substance used the enhance foaming capabilities of cosmetic products, and also to cleanse the skin.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5: A skin conditioning substance used to boost collagen and treat wrinkles.
Panicum Miliaceum: An extract from the seeds of the millet; used to smooth and condition the skin’s surface.
P-Anisic Acid: A chemical that is used to mask odours and act as a preservative in cosmetic formulas.
Pansy: An astringent with cooling properties. Pansy is commonly used in herbal medicines.
Panthenol: Otherwise known as Vitamin B5, Panthenol is a moisturiser that is used to make hair thicker and to make nails stronger and smoothen skin.
Papain: A digestive Enzyme, rich in amino acids, contained within the papaya fruit. Papain is able to digest protein and dead skin tissue without altering the surrounding skin.
Papaya Enzyme: is a potent mix of proteolytic enzymes derived from the papaya fruit, it offers several health and digestive benefits. The enzyme can speed up certain chemical reactions within the cells, also breaks down certain types of protein. When used externally it can soften and heal the skin. Enzymes in this lovely fruit cleanse the skin by dissolving dead cells from the skin’s surface, fight the free-radical damage and are known to reduce age spots and fine lines and leave the skin supple. Vinoperfect Enzymatic Peel Mask by Caudalie contains papaya enzyme and glycolic acid, use in the morning or before a night out this mask will transform your skin. In just 10 minutes, your skin is radiant and fresh looking.
Papillae: A nipple like extension from the skin, used to help fuse the dermis and epidermis together.
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA): A substance contained within Vitamin B. Used in sunscreen products that absorb the sun’s UV rays.
Parabens: are the most widely used preservatives in toiletries and cosmetic products. Chemically, parabens are esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. The most common parabens used in cosmetic products are methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben and butylparaben. Parabens are absorbed through the skin and accumulate in the body and have been associated with cancer. Amarya offer paraben-free products.
Parfum: Parfum is the French pronunciation of the word perfume, used to describe perfume and aromatic compositions.
Parsley: Contained in bathing oils for the purpose of medicating, cleansing, and smoothing the skin.
Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil: An oil derived from the passion flower. Passiflora incarnata seed oil has skin protecting and skin conditioning abilities.
Passiflora Quadrangularis Fruit Extract: Derived from the passion flower fruit, this extract is used to stimulate and to refresh skin, and also has skin protecting abilities.
Passion Fruit Seed Oil: The oil from the seeds of the passion fruit, used to condition and moisturise the skin.
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin): is a member of the mint family. It is a large (3 feet) perennial mint which grows in tropical climates. The fragrance of Patchouli essential oil is rich, earthy and grounding. In perfumery and fragrancing applications, patchouli is a base note that acts as a fixative and grounds a blend. Its aroma is suitable for unisex and men's blends. It can act as an aphrodisiac. In skin and hair care, Patchouli oil is a wonderful staple to keep on hand. It is helpful for all skin types ranging from dry, cracked skin all the way to helping to regulate oily skin and acne. Those with eczema, psoriasis and dandruff have said that patchouli is especially helpful for them. Emotionally, Patchouli Essential Oil is calming and grounding. Realx and unwind with Neom's Body Oil
Pau d’Arco: A tree from Brazil. It is thought to be able to treat cancer and other diseases.
Peach Leaf: The moisturising properties of the peach leaf make it a popular ingredient for facial masks. It has the ability to enrich and tone the skin.
Peanut (Arachis Hypogaea) Oil: This pale yellow oil is derived from peanuts, and is used as a skin conditioning agent.
Pedicure: Comes from the Latin words “pedis”, which means "of the foot," and “cura”, which means "care." Thus pedicure means the care of the feet. A pedicure is a beauty treatment for your feet and toenails. A pedicurist softens the hard skin, cleans off any rough skin, shapes/treats the toe-nails, and also massages the softening/soothing oils and creams into your foot to make it feel as though you are walking on air. Pedicure is a good way to improve the appearance of the feet and the nails. Pinks Boutique’s Pedicure Try Me Gift Set offers a complete set of products you need for a professional pedicure so you can have this lovely salon treatment at your own home.
Peel: A chemical peel, also known as chemexfoliation or derma-peeling, is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world, it was performed in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to help people achieve smoother, more beautiful skin. Today, chemical facial peels are popular because they offer nearly immediate results and can be performed as an outpatient procedure. They’re meant to lift away the dead upper layers of the skin to improve the appearance of it. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes it to "blister" and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Chemical peels can be used to reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth; treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging; improve the appearance of mild scarring; treat certain types of acne and to improve the look and feel of skin that is dull in texture & colour. However, chemical peels can be quite costly and may have certain side effects on the skin, it increases sensitivity to sunlight so avoidance of sun exposure is usually advisable for several days/weeks after the treatment. Why not try this great natural alternative to the chemical peels – the Glycolactic Skin Renewal Mask by Ren, which is a potent bio active peel mask designed to renew the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone to make it look brighter, healthier and more radiant.
Pelargonium Graveolens Extract: An extract of the rose geranium that is used to heal wounds and reduce swelling on the skin.
Pellis Lipida: Animal skin lipids used as emollients in skincare products.
Peloid Therapy: is the use of mud in cosmetic and therapeutic applications. Using mud to treat the skin is a very effective therapy in treating many things beyond all the cosmetic uses that many people think of when they think of Peloid therapy or mud baths. It can treat many different ailments such as rheumatic disorders, gynecological disorders, osteoarthritis, sciatica, skin diseases and some traumas. Peloid therapy usually comes in the form of body wraps, baths, masks and in Peloid packs. Peloids are not the same as taking the typical mud you might find at a local pond or lake. Peloids include humus and other natural materials and minerals that are in the mud, which is what helps make the peloids therapeutic. Use of Peloid therapy in cosmetic applications provides many benefits, peloid masks can improve the softness of skin as well as tightening the skin and binding the fluids in the skin. Nourish and hydrate your skin with Face Mask For Revitalising Skin by ila
Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract: A skin conditioning extract from the algae Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract.
Peppermint: A hybrid plant which is a cross between watermint and spearmint, in it's various forms, peppermint is used to aid many different ailments such as IBS and colic. Used in many shampoos and soaps, it provides a cooling sensation which is perfect for sticky feet on a hot summers day. The Pinks Boutique Pedicure Try Me Gift Set includes products infused with peppermnt to give those tired feet a pick me up and off you go.
Peptides: are short chains of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Popular in cosmeceuticals, this tiny chain of amino acids target and stimulate collagen production, reduce and prevent fine lines & wrinkles, firm and tone the skin. strengthen capillaries, increase microcirculation and increase cellular communication - all of which should, in theory, reduce the signs of aging over time. Peptides are really the newest thing in anti-aging skin care, and due to their high cost & complexity, the effective actives are utilized in only the most premium skin care products. Evolve Multi-Peptide Double Cream is a rich anti-ageing moisturiser contains natural Peptides and a complex blend of amino acids to restore and protect the delicate structure of the skin, preserving skin elasticity and stimulating collagen production to firm and smooth normal to dry skin.
Perfume: A fragrant liquid typically made from essential oils extracted from flowers and spices, used to impart a pleasant smell to one's body or clothes. It is important to remember that perfume reacts with each person’s body scent to create a unique aroma. That’s why the same perfume can smell so differently on different people. Browse through Amarya’s wonderful collection of natural fragrances to find your perfect scent
Perillaocymoides: Known as the beefsteak plant, perillaocymoides extracts have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
Perioral Dermatitis: A condition that causes the scaling of skin around the mouth.
Periwinkle: An astringent that is used to ease excessive menstrual flow.
Persea Gratissima Oil Unsaponifiable: Also known as avocado oil, this substance is often used as a skin moisturiser.
Petitgrain Oil: An oil extract, popular due to its soothing, relaxing and calming qualities.
Petrochemicals: Chemicals that made from raw materials of petroleum (crude oil), other hydrocarbons and natural gas. Petrochemicals and their by products, such as dioxin, are known to cause an array of serious health problems, including cancers and endocrine disruption. Almost all conventional brands skin care products contain synthetic substances - petroleum (chemical) based, whilst it's not been proven that all petrochemicals are carcinogenic, it’s still shocking that so many beauty and skincare brands still regularly use petrochemical ingredients in their products when there is such controversy around their safety. Natural skincare only use naturally-derived ingredients combined with naturally occurring carrier agents, without the use of synthetic chemicals, generally free of harsh chemicals like parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, artificial fragrances/colourants and other genetically modified ingredients, is a safe & healthy option for your beauty regime and will work even for the most sensitive skin. Amarya offers the UK's best selection of natural and organic beauty products in the shop, salon and website. With over 1000 products screened to ensure that they do not contain harmful chemicals. Amarya is also the proud winner of Natural Health Beauty Awards 'Best Website 2012'!
Petrolatum: Also known as petroleum jelly, is mineral oil in a gel form and is used for its emollient properties in cosmetics. It provides no benefit to the skin and can interfere with the body's own natural moisturising mechanism. It just sits on the skin and can block the pores leading to dryness and chapping. It often creates the very conditions it claims to alleviate. Manufacturers use petrolatum because it is unbelievably cheap. Try Ultra Rich by Essential Care
Peucedanum Graveolens: Extract from the Peucedanum Graveolens plant; acts as a tonic.
pH: A measure used to signal the level of acidity in cosmetic products. Stands for percentage of hydrogen.
Phenoxyethanol: An oily liquid that emits a faint rose-like odour. Used in skincare products as well as eye makeup, suntan lotions, baby lotions, foundations, lipstick and bath soaps.
Phloroglucinol: A benzenetriol that comes in the form of a white powder, soluble in alcohol. Phloroglucinol is commonly used as a floral preservative, as a form of pain relief and is also known to be used in hair dye products.
Phospholipids: are life-essential membrane nutrients. They are critical building blocks for all body cells and the most abundant constituents of the lipid bilayer of each cell membrane. Phospholipids rebuild the skin’s barrier level and act as a reservoir for the prolonged delivery of the natural active nutrients and moisture to the inner layer (dermis) of the skin. Natural phospholipids serve as fantastic humectants. Phospholipids increase the hydration levels of the skin without being occlusive (forming a film to prevent water loss, and preventing normal cellular function). A recent study proved the value of topically applied phospholipids in skincare. It found that environmental factors (sun, wind, pollution) and the detergents and solvents, found in most skin cleansers, actually stripped the natural phospholipid content from the top layer of skin. This loss resulted in a rough feel and a pitted appearance under a microscope. To lock in moisture after bathing or showering apply a generous amount of Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra Nourishing Body Oil by Ren
Phospholipids: A natural part of the skin membrane, phospholipids have the ability to easily penetrate the skin and hold water in place to moisturise the skin.
Photoaging: This is a condition that describes the damage to the skin, caused by the sun’s rays.
Phyllanthus Emblica Extract: An extract of the herb phyllanthus emblica that is used in cosmetics for its skin conditioning properties.
Phytic Acid: An acidic substance, commonly used as a chelating agent in cosmetic products.
Phyto Science: plant performance without compromise, natural anti-ageing products draw on the effects of remarkable ingredients such as the Tara bush and Enteromorpha compressa (a type of algae), clinically proven to improve collagen production and firm the skin.
Phytosqualane: An emollient and moisturiser that is derived from Olive Oil.
Picea Excelsa: Derived from the needles of the Norway Spruce plant, picea excelsa oil is used as a tonic and a masking agent.
Picramic Acid: Picramic acid is an acidic chemical commonly found in hair dyes.
Pigmentation: means colouring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the colour of your skin. Skin cells give your skin colour by making a substance called melanin. An increased stimulation in the production of melanin due to certain hormonal changes, sun exposure, or a combination of both is the most common cause of excessive pigmentation. This condition, called melasma, appears as a dark, splotchy, brownish pigmentation on the face that develops slowly and fades with time. Types of pigmentation include age spots, liver spots, sun spots, brown spots, freckles. To prevent the pigmentation getting worse, it is essential that you wear sunblock all year round. Also try concealing any skin pigmentation using INIKA mineral foundations which provide superior coverage.
Pigments: Pigments describe the use of minerals and other extracts to vary the colour hue of make-up. The stronger the pigment, the more opaque the colour.
Pinks Boutique: is a luxury British organic spa brand that offer a complete range of luxury skincare, bodycare, manicure, pedicure and waxing products made from 100% natural and organic ingredients. Pinks Boutique manicure gift set contains everything you need to give yourself a professional spa manicure.
pH: measures the acidity of a substance. Neutral pH is considered to be 7.0 (the pH of pure water). Substances with a pH of less than 7.0 are acids; pHs higher than 7.0 are bases. The lower the pH the stronger the acid. The higher the pH, the stronger the base. Very high pHs or low pHs are irritating to the skin and may cause acid or chemical burns.
Placental Extract: The extraction of placentas after birth from a human or cow. It is
known to have a revitalising effect on the skin due to its rich mineral and nutrient content.
Plant Betaine: Plant-derived betaine is used as a cleansing and foaming agent in beauty products.
Plantago Ovata Extract: A skin conditioning extract of the plantain plant.
Plantain: Primarily used as a cough medicine due to its ability to sooth inflamed membranes. Also has a sedative affect, making Plantain suitable for relieving ear ache and tooth ache pain.
Pogostemon Cablin Oil: Classified as an essential oil, pogostemon cablin oil is used as a fragrance ingredient in beauty products.
Polycaprolactone: A biodegradable form of polyester, used within cosmetics as a stabilising agent.
Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate: A plant based emulsifier and skin conditioner found in health and beauty products. The substance is also used in sunscreens. Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate is a glyceral ester, composed of fat and oil, which can be altered by temperature.
Polyhydroxystearic Acid: Widely used in cosmetics polyhydroxystearic acid is used to stabilise skincare products. Sunscreens often contain this type of acid.
Polysorbate 20: A sorbital that is used in cosmetic products (such as bath oils) to help oil dissolve into water.
Polysorbate: An emulsifier that is used as a stabiliser for soaps, perfumes, shampoos and conditioners.
Pomegranate Seed Oil: is obtained by the cold pressing of the pomegranate seeds. The seed of the pomegranate is a powerful source of antioxidant. Rich in nutrients and essential fatty acids pomegranate seed oil is both moisturising and protective to the skin and helps prevent premature ageing. It softens and rejuvenates the skin by promoting healthy new cell growth, making it excellent for nourishing dry and mature skin types. Weleda Pomegranate Firming Day Cream helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improves skin’s firmness and elasticity, helps tauten the skin and reactivates skin regeneration. (Dermatological test shown that after 28 days of use depth of wrinkles reduced by 14% and skin elasticity improved by 11%)
Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil: An extract from the seeds of the pongamia glabra, this oil is used as a hair and skin conditioning agent.
Populus Tremuloides: Aspen bark extract used to condition the skin and to treat dermatitis.
Pore: is a small opening of the sweat glands of the skin through which hair, sweat and sebum reach the skin's surface. Enlarged pores usually appear in the T-zone, the area that runs between your forehead, nose, and chin. The nose is especially prone to developing enlarged pores because it contains more sebaceous glands than any other area of skin. To minimise the appearance of enlarged pores try Invisible Pores Detox Mask by Ren
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate: Derived from potassium salt and used as a surfactant (removes unwanted substances) in cosmetic products.
Potassium Sorbate: A white/yellow crystalline granule with anti-microbial properties. Potassium Sorbate is used in cleansing products to prevent the growth of fungi and mold.
Poultice: Usually a cloth filled with heated herbs, clay or a medicated product spread on a cloth and applied to the skin. There are various types of poultices that can be used to treat a wide variety of complaints from acne and arthritis to bruises and sprains. Essentially, a poultice will help ease out anything that's embedded under the skin such as wood or metal splinters and can also bring boils or abcesses to the surface. It's one of the best methods for easy removal of splinters and will save you the pain of digging around with a needle trying to get the splinter out. It's an easy home remedy that everyone should know about.
Premature Aging: refers to the unnatural acceleration of the natural aging process, usually caused by environmental factors, a number of extrinsic, or external, factors often act together with the normal aging process to prematurely age our skin. Most premature aging is caused by sun exposure. Other external factors that prematurely age our skin are repetitive facial expressions, gravity, sleeping positions, unhealthy lifestyle, bad diet and smoking. Taking care of your skin early on can help your skin stay healthy well into your golden years. You can prevent signs of premature ageing by protecting your skin from the sun and adopting a healthier diet and lifestyle. Also consider using anti-ageing skincare to help keep your skin healthy and young-looking. Neal's Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Serum has the intense anti-ageing, firming and radiance-boosting benefits.
Primer: A gel or cream like substance that is applied to your skin prior to your make-up routine, can sometimes be used alone for moisturisation. Primers help skin to look and feel more even and help your make-up be much easier to apply. A great primer would be from INIKA at Amarya!
Propolis: is a sticky substance secreted from the bark and buds of trees (especially poplars) to protect the tree bud from environmental hazards such as moulds, fungi, and bacteria. Bees protect their hives from the same kind of dangers by collecting tree propolis. The bees mix the tree propolis with equivalent amounts of their salivary secretions and use the resultant "bee propolis" to coat the internal structure of their combs - rendering the interior of the hive one of the most sterile environments found in nature. Propolis has long been valued for treating burns and minor skin wounds and infections and has been proved to be beneficial to human skin. There are over 50 different flavonoids in propolis. Flavonoid improves the circulation of blood and decomposition of pigments. It also prevents skin aging and age spots. To experience the age defying benefits of propolis try Sophyto Purifying Silken Cleanser
Protein Treatment: Hair treatment that is used to add strength to the hair due by the addition of protein to the roots.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis: Obtained from the seeds of the almond, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis is a skin moisturiser and conditioner.
Prunus Armeniaca Fruit Extract: Prunus Armeniaca is the extract of the apricot fruit and is an effective emollient and skin moisturiser.
Prunus Domestica Seed Extract: An oil obtained by cold compressing Ente plums and almonds from the South of France. Used to moisturise and smooth the skin.
Prunus Dulcis Seed Oil: Extracted from the seed of the sweet almond, prunus dulcis oil is an emollient and skin conditioner.
Prunus Persica Fruit Extract: The extract of the peach fruit; commonly used in cosmetics as a bulking agent, an abrasive, and a skin conditioner.
Psoriasis: occurs when the skin cells replace themselves too quickly. It usually takes up to 28 days for newly formed skin cells to rise to the surface of the skin and separate from healthy tissue, but in psoriasis it takes just two to six days. The immune system plays a part in the disease. A type of immune system cell known as a T lymphocyte attacks healthy skin cells and triggers further immune responses which stimulate the production of new skin cells. Psoriasis usually appears as red, scaly, crusty patches that reveal fine silvery scales when scraped or scratched. These patches may itch and feel uncomfortable. Psoriasis is most common on the knees, elbows and scalp, but can appear anywhere on the body. Soothe irritated skin with Ultra Rich by Essential Care.
Pueraria Lobata (Kudzu) Symbiozome Extract: This extract is used to protect the skin from free radicals, to enhance to production of collagen and to improve skin tone and elasticity.
Puffiness: “Puffy eyes” refers to the condition of swelling of the eyes either over the eyelids or under the eyes. It is almost exclusively caused by fluid build-up around the eyes. Puffy eyes can be caused by many factors. These include fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and other factors as well. Mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes is common as you age. With aging, the tissues around your eyes, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids, weaken. Normal fat that helps support the eyes can then migrate forward into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy. Fluid also may accumulate in the space below your eyes, adding to a swollen appearance. Having tired, puffy looking eyes is one of the most common beauty problems and can age your face beyond its years. For noticeably firmer skin around the eyes use Lavera Faces MY AGE Organic Cooling Eye Roll On which helps refresh the eye area, diminishing puffiness and dark circles. (90% of women say puffiness around the eyes is immediately and noticeably reduced)
Pukka: A manufacturer of cosmetics, that focuses on the Ayurveda: an ancient Indian philosophy of health and well being.
Punica Granatum: Punica Granatum is also known as pomegranate, and contains high levels of Vitamin C and anti-oxidants; used to heal skin, tighten and strengthen the skin.
Pustules: look like small blisters or pimples. They have an inflamed red base and contain pus.
Pycnogenol: is the brand name for a standaridized herbal extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree. It provides oxygen and nutrients, helps the body with the removal of waste products and replenishes the skin with moisture, which will certainly improve your complexion.
It is an extremely powerful antioxidant and natural free radical scavenger, and is 50 times stronger than vitamin E. It can help the body circulate more blood during stressful times, by relaxing the blood vessels and preventing the heart from working harder and increasing blood pressure.
Pyridoxine: This substance is known as Vitamin B6, and is commonly found in skin and hair conditioning products
Pyrus Cydonia: Plant-derived extract of the quince seed; used in cosmetics as a skin conditioning agent.
Pyrus Malus Extract: An extract from the peel of an apple. Pyrus Malus has skin conditioning abilities.
Quassia Amara: is a species in the genus Quassia, with some botanists treating it as the sole species in the genus. It is a shrub or rarely a small tree, native to Brazil. Its chips are often added to hair rinse mixtures for cleansing the scalp and elimination dandruff. Because they are light-coloured wood, they are especially effective on light-coloured hair. Another alternative for treating dandruff is by using Dr. Hauschka Neem Hair Oil which which helps promote the blood circulation in the scalp, specially good for dull, brittle hair, hair loss, dandruff and excess greasiness.
Quassin: A white, crystalline substance from the quassia tree; used as an anti-foaming and viscosity controlling agent within cosmetics.
QUATS [Quaternary Ammonium Salts]: salt derivatives that are commonly used in waterproof sunscreens because of the way that they chemically react with the skin; they make the skin's surface more water resistant.
Quaternary Ammonium Salts: These synthetic compounds are often used in cosmetics as surfactants and are well known for their negative effects on the environment when discharged through wastewater streams. The natural and organic products at Amarya do not contain quaternary ammonium salts and instead use natural environmentally friendly surfactants such as decyl glucoside which is plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for even the most sensitive of skins.
Quaternium-15: A soluble salt that is used in cosmetics to fight bacteria.
Quaternium-19: A preservative with anti-microbial abilities, thus used in cosmetics to fight bacteria.
Queen of the Meadow: is a herb used as a wonderful remedy for headache, fever, arthritic and joint pain. It is used as nature's aspirin. The salicylic acid content in Queen of the Meadow, can provide natural relief for colds, flu, fevers and headaches and it is a great overall pain reliever. Its anti-inflammatory qualities can help to soothe and reduce inflammation and are beneficial for the relief of rheumatic pains and the pain of arthritis, aching joints and muscle cramps. Herbalists have regarded Queen of the Meadow as one of the best remedies for hyperacidity and heartburn. It heals and soothes the digestive tract and strengthens, tones the system and helps to control peptic ulcers and gastritis. It promotes sweating, which is helpful for reducing fevers and clearing the body of toxins through the skin.As a mild diuretic, Queen of the Meadow is beneficial for the elimination of excess fluid in the system. And it is said to be helpful in cases of certain urinary infections and cystitis. It has also been used as a cooling eyewash that relieves conjunctivitis and other eye complaints.
Quercetin: (pronounced KWAIR-suh-ten) is a member of the flavonoid family. Flavonoids are the pigments that give those beautiful, rich colors to fruits and vegetables. They also have antioxidant properties and are good for your overall health, which is why we are often told that we need to eat a wide variety of different colored vegs and fruits to stay healthy. Quercetin can be found in many plants and foods, including apples, tea, Ginko Biloba, olive oil, citrus fruits like lemon, leafy vegs like cabbage and spinach, onions, red wine and grapes to name a few. Quercetin has powerful antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. Because it is a powerful antioxidant, Quercetin can fight and neutralize free radicals, which is the main cause of aging, as well as preventing or somewhat limiting the damage the sun rays do to our skin.
Quercus Robur Bark Extract: This skin strengthning extract taken from the bark of the pedunculate oak is rich in tannins and allows the skin to develop more resistance. The Dr Hauschka Jojoba and Marshmallow Conditioner contains this extract and encourages the hair to become silky, smooth and more manageable. While adding strength, volume and promoting a healthy scalp.
Quillaja Saponaria: also known as Soapbark, is an evergreen tree native to warm temperate central Chile. Saponins, extracted from the plant are good foaming agents, gently removing oils and impurities without stripping skin. The word ‘quillay’ is derived from the native Mapuche word ‘quillean’ meaning ‘to wash’. The tree has astringent, anti-inflammatory and invigorating properties and is used by herbalists to help treat coughs and bronchitis. On the skin, it can help to relieve scalp problems such as dandruff.
Quince: belongs to the same botanical family as apples and pears. The fruit is native to southwest Asia. This yellow-skinned fruit looks and tastes like a cross between an apple and a pear. The hard, yellowish-white flesh is quite dry and has an astringent, tart flavor. Its texture and flavor make it better cooked than raw, and because of its high pectin content it's particularly popular for use in jams, jellies and preserves.Ancient Romans used the flowers and fruit of the quince tree for everything from perfume to honey. It was also considered a symbol of love and given to one's intended as a sign of commitment. Quince seed extract hydrates and encourages skin's moisture balance. Refresh, nourish and revitalize normal, dry and sensitive skin conditions with Dr Hauschka Quince Day Cream.
Quince Seed: A plant that comes from the extract of the Quince plant. It has a creamy quality and is used to treat dry hands and damaged hair.
Quinoa: (pronounced Keen-wah) is an amino acid-rich (protein) seed that has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture and a somewhat nutty flavor when cooked. It is a great anti-aging food and offers many health benefits. It is a complete source of protein in that it contains significant quantities of every essential amino acid. Of these, possibly the most important of them is lysine. Lysine is a key building block in the synthesis of the substances elastin and collagen which are two very important factors in keeping skin smooth, supple, and youthful looking. Elastin is responsible for giving our skin its softness and resiliency. As we age, our skin tends to lose elastin. Quinoa’s high nutritional content, combined with lysine’s muscle building, energy boosting, and skin toning properties makes it ideal for those people looking to retain or recapture their youth.
Quinsy: is a complication of tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils, which are two small glands located at the back of the throat behind the tongue.
Rapeseed Oil: A cold pressed, yellow oil from the rapeseed. Rapeseed oil is hydrogenated for use in cosmetics and has skin conditioning, moisturising, and viscosity controlling abilities.
Rash: is an inflammation of the skin that appears as reddish spots or patches which may itch. Rashes can be caused by illness, allergy or heat.
Raspberry: This fruit, high in Vitamin A and B1, is used to treat many ailments including: cancer, bilious, children’s and woman’s health problems, colds, coughs, diabetes, morning sickness, sore throat, mouth ulcers, skin conditions are more.
Raspberry Leaf: This astringent is commonly used in facial saunas to treat oily skin.
Raspberry Seed Oil: It takes around 1000kg of seeds to produce 100kg of high quality Raspberry seed oil. Raspberry seed oil has a fine texture and skin feel and provides great emollience. It is made up of around 45-50% Omega 6 and 25-30% Omega 3 fatty acids, an ideal combination for skin nutrition and protection. The oil has a clear golden colour and is very dry and thin. The oil is used in the cosmetic industry due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Raspberry Seed Oil is excellent for sensitive skin and is deeply nourishing, softening, emollient, conditioning, and a lipid barrier providing protection and moisture retention for the skin. Regenerating Day Cream by Dr. Hauschka contains nutritious plant oils including Raspberry seed oil, Avocado oil and Shea butter to noticeably reduce wrinkles and fine lines as well as refining and smoothing the complexion.
Razor Bumps (shaving bumps): are small, red and irritated bumps on the skin that develop after shaving. As shaving depletes moisture from your skin and cuts hairs blunt, both creating breeding grounds for the hair to grow back into the skin. Bumps on a recently shaved area signal skin irritation from shaving too close to the skin and improper pre- and post-shave skin care. The most effective way to get rid of razor bumps is to shave correctly and take care of your skin. Simple changes to your routine like - not shaving with excessive pressure, using a shaving oil or cream, and choosing the right razor will help you seeing less redness and bumps, also make sure to use a soothing/moisturising lotion after shaving to help keep the skin soft and reduce the irritation on the skin. Multi-Tasking After Shave Balm By Ren has been formulated to cool, calm, moisturise and condition post-shaved skin.
Red Clover: A plant belonging to the legume family that is used to treat ailments of the skin such as acne and eczema.
Red Clover: is a wild plant belonging to the legume family. It contains a variety of nutrients that consists of calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine and Vitamin C. It’s also a rich source of isoflavones (chemicals that act like estrogen and are found in many plants). Red clover is an antioxidant-rich herb that neutralizes free radicals and helps support the natural process of skin renewal. A complex extract of the whole red clover plant is used in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products.
Red Mandarin Hydrolate: A natural, aromatic substance used in skincare products. It has a soothing effect and can reduce stretch marks. The substance is suitable for sensitive skin.
Redness: A condition in which you have redness, blushing or flushing of the face. It can be temporary and last just a few moments, or it can be present for days, weeks or months at a time. Redness on the face can be caused by a variety of environmental & lifestyle reasons or underlying diseases, disorders and conditions. There are many conditions that can contribute to chronic facial redness, such as rosacea, acne and eczema; allergic and inflammatory conditions, such as sunburn, vasculitis, or allergies to foods, insect bites, and face creams. If the redness on your face is caused by Rosacea, Amarya has a great range of skincare products which could help with this skin concern of yours.
Regenerative: A term used to describe the ability of a substance to heal body tissue.
Rehmannia Chinensis: Derived from the Rehmannia Chinensis plant, this extract is a tonic and a skin conditioning agent.
Relax: To relax means to straighten out the hair to remove curls and frizziness.
Remedy: A term that means the ability to cure an ailment, skin condition or disease.
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Resin: A yellow/brown substance that is formed from the excretion of plants. Resins are not soluble in water and have anti-inflammatory and medicinal qualities.
Resorcinol: A substance with antiseptic qualities that is used to treat itchy skin, acne, dermatitis, eczema and ringworm.
Resveratrol: A naturally occurring compound (phenol) found in grape skins, red onions, red wine, blueberries, peanuts and some herbs. In the beauty world, resveratrol appears as an anti-aging ingredient in creams and serums. Its antioxidant benefits work to repair damage and strengthen skin against free radicals that pose a daily threat to the youthful appearance of our skin. To experience the anti-aging benefits of resveratrol try Vinexpert Firming Serum by Caudalie
Retin-A: This is a substance derived from Vitamin A, and used to treat acne.
Retinol: is a form of Vitamin A that plays an important role in anti-aging skin care. It aids in the resurfacing and rejuvenating of skin, helping to impart a clearer, more vibrant complexion for all ages and skin types. It is proven to improve mottled pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, skin tone and color, and your skin's hydration levels.
Retinyl Palmitate: A form of Vitamin A that once absorbed into the skin is converted into retinol which then acts to protect and condition the skin.
Reverse Perm: A hairdressing technique where rods are used to straighten excessively curly hair.
Rhamnose: A natural, inert sugar not metabolised by the human body; used to help the skins cells absorb water.
Rheumatism: A chronic aching sensation that often accompanies old age.
Rhizobian Gum: A polysaccharide gum produced by fermenting Rhizobia. It is used as a viscosity controlling substance in cosmetics.
Rhodiola Rosea: Rodiola Rosea is a plant-derived substance used to smoothen and soften the skin.
Ribes nigrum Seed Oil: This oil is derived from blackcurrant seeds and is used as an emollient in skincare products.
Riboflavin: A form of Vitamin B, used to maintain good sight, nails, skin, hair and all round general health. Riboflavin is often used in conjunction with Tyrosine to accelerate the tanning process.
Rice Bran Powder: (Oryza Sativa) is the nutritious outer layer of the brown rice kernel that is removed to produce white rice. It contains proteins, vitamins, minerals, and over 70 anti-oxidants to gently exfoliate and moisturise. It washes away oil and dirt from the skin, prevents wrinkles, clears blemishes and balances the natural oils in the skin maintaining healthy, smooth, soft skin. Japanese women for generations have used rice bran as an essential skin care product to beautify their legendary soft, flawless complexions.
Ricinis Communis Oil: A skin conditioning and moisturising oil from the seeds of the ricinis communis.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil: A vegetable oil obtained from the Ricinus seed, castor seed oil is used in a range of skincare products such as lip balm, lip stick, and bath soaps.
Robane: A form of shark oil, used to enhance the skins ability to absorb oxygen. Robane is also used to kill off bacteria.
Rosa Canina Seed Oil: An extract of the dog rose seed, Rosa Canina Seed Oil is used in hand care products for its skin conditioning properties.
Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract: An extract from the cabbage rose; used for its tonic, antimicrobial and skin tightening properties.
Rosa Damascena: An extract from the flowers of the rose; used as a tonic and an astringent.
Rosa Moschata Seed Oil: An oil derived from the seeds of the musk rose; used in skin conditioning products.
Rosacea: A chronic, inflammatory skin condition which principally affects the face. Rosacea causes facial redness and produces small, red, pus-filled bumps on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. It is quite often mistaken for acne or eczema, or some other skin allergy. Although rosacea can develop in people of any skin color, it tends to occur most frequently and is most apparent in people with fair skin. INIKA Mineral Foundation acts as a concealer, foundation and powder in one. It provides superior coverage and are perfect for hiding the appearance of skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, scarring or pigmentation. Rosacea can also be triggered by drinking hot tea or coffee, alcohol, spicy foods, exposure to sunlight, stress, cold weather. To calm redness and inflammation try Dr Hauschka Rhythmic Conditioner Sensitive
Rose Water: Rose water has a nice smell and is often used to flavour food, as well as on the skin as a perfume.
Rosehip Oil: Extracted from the seeds of the rose bush, rosehip oil contains nutrients and fatty acids for use in cosmetic skincare products.
Rosemary: This herb has many medicinal qualities in order to promote general wound healing. Rosemary is known to have stimulating and rejuvenating affects, and is often used with herbal teas and other medication.
Rose Otto: is the beautifully fragrant essential oil extracted from the species Rosa damascena. There is quite simply, no other essential oil quite like it in terms of fragrance and wealth of therapeutic healing benefits. It has a host of beneficial effects on the skin and is a renowned beautifier of the skin. It is great for promoting a youthful complexion and can be used to treat any sort of complexion problem from broken capillaries to wrinkles and thread veins. It has excellent emollient and hydrating properties. Bring the luxury of the Queen of Flower Oils to your bath with REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil. Its exquisite, sensual scent will uplift your mood while relieving stress.
Rose Water: is made from distilled water of the roses. The process involves the use of steam distillation. Rose water is used to treat various skin conditions including dry scaly skin, oily skin, skin inflammation, dermatitis and eczema. It is also a healing agent, and can be used in treating wounds. It has astringent properties which reduces redness or inflammation of the skin. Swollen inflamed pimples can be reduced by gently dabbing rose water on the affected area. Try Rosewater and Camomile Skin Toner by Trevarno
Royal Jelly: This is the secretion given out by worker bees to feed the rest of the larvae and the queen bee. It is high in B6 and B5 and has a large mineral and enzyme composition. It is highly used in Anti aging and wrinkle creams. The ila Night Cream for Rejuvinating Skin works through the night so you wake up glowing and rejuvinated. The essential fatty acids allow for skin rejuvenation and are fantastic for getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles.
Rubefacient: Used to describe irritation of the skin, due to external factors.
Rubia Cordifolia Extract: A species of flowering plant, also known as the Manjishtha, this extract has the ability to heal the skin after injury or infection and also to protect against bacteria. Manjishtha is also known to have astringent properties.
Rubus Idaeus Extract: An extract of the fruit of the red raspberry. It is a tonic and can help tighten the skin.
Rue: A compound that is used to regulate menstrual periods. Rue should be avoided during pregnancy.
Rumex Acetosella Extract: An extract from the aerial part of the sorrel plant; used in cosmetic formulas as a skin conditioning agent.