Vaccine: an injection that creates anti-bodies to acts as immunisation against a certain disease or diseases.
Vaccinium Macrocarpon Seed Oil: An extract of the cranberry fruit, vaccinium macrocarpon is used as an astringent to help tighten the skin.
Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea: Also known as lingonberry or cowberry, this is a short evergreen shrub of which the extracted oil is used in cosmetics for skin conditioning and skin protection.
Vaccinum Myrtillus: A herb used to treat eye disorders, strengthen blood vessels, and act as an inflammatory and circulatory tonic.
Valerian Root: coming from the Valerian plant, Valerian root is used in herbal teas and acts as a relaxant, helping to solve disorders such as insomnia, restlessness, and nervousness.
Vanadium: this substance aids in the oxidation and transportation of glucose within the blood. Is thought to replace insulin for adult diabetics. Also used for the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
Vanilla: is a flavoring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, Vanilla planifolia. Although it is native to Mexico, it is now widely grown throughout the tropics. Madagascar is the world's largest producer. The word vanilla derives from the Spanish word "vainilla", little pod. Vanilla is the second most expensive spice after saffron because growing the vanilla seed pods is labor-intensive and it takes 4-5 years from planting the vines to harvesting the beans.95% of all vanilla used as a fragrance or flavouring is synthetic. Vanilla is widely used in both commercial and domestic baking, perfume manufacture and aromatherapy. Vanilla oil creates a delicate and fragile aroma that creates that “feel good” and uplifting sensation. It is used as an Aphrodisiac . When used as a massage oil, it not only offers a relaxing benefit but can also promote healthier and more beautiful skin. Vanilla is a warm fragrance which relaxes the senses.Create a warm and comforting environment with the gorgeous Serenity Candle - by Neom
Vanillin: an agent that is used to speed up the tanning process by reacting with skin proteins in the presence of heat and light. Vanillin has also been used in substances to treat dermatitis.
Varicose Veins: Valves in legs become enlarged and don't work properly. Legs become painful and sometimes itchy and using Calendula Oil can help by Trevarno can help.
Varicosites: the term varicosites refers to swollen veins or a collection of smaller blood vessels.
Vascular system: this refers to the heart and blood vessels of the body, used to pump blood around.
Vegetable Glycerine: A carbohydrate derived form plant oils, Vegetable glycerine is an odourless and colourless substance commonly used in cosmetic products.
Vellus: vellus are subtle, tufts of hair that are present all over the surface of the skin.
Verruca: wart like lump that appears raised off the surface of the skin.
Vesicle: this a blister full of fluid. A vesicle is commonly the size of a pea, but can be larger.
Vessels: When the walls of the blood vessel narrow and then widen too quickly, the muscles tear and cause leakage, hence, turning the skin visibly red. Broken blood vessels also refers to Broken capillaries which are commonly found on the cheeks or nose area these appear as small red/pink threads under the skins surface. Weak blood vessels are common in thin and reactionary skin and other common causes of the broken vessels are - hot conditions, wind blowing on the face, burning(i.e. sunburn), moving from one extreme temperature to another, pressure (i.e. squeezing spots or glasses pressing on the face) and the consumption of spicy foods, caffeine and alcohol. Try the Rhythmic Conditioner Sensitive by Dr. Hauschka, this special preparation has been carefully formulated for the care of hypersensitive skin, it restores the elasticity of the blood vessels.
Vetiver: A resin from a perennial grass native to India and found in tropical regions throughout the world. The scent improves with aging, like patchouli and sandalwood. Haitian vetiver is said to have a sweeter quality, and vetiver from Java is said to be more smokey. Featured in these beautiful fragranced products from Amarya
Vetivera Zizanoides: A type of naturally occuring grass (commonly known as khas or khus grass) of which the extract is a yellow/brown colour, and is commonly used in aromatherapy oils.
Vinolevure®: simply put, is wine yeast. It is one of the star ingredients in the Caudalie (A French luxury & natural skincare brand) line. Caudalie discovered this ingredient when they noticed that wine makers’ hands look remarkably younger than the rest of their bodies and it’s because their hands are immersed in the wine yeast! Vinolevure, which comes from the shell of the wine yeast, is capable of holding up to 100 times its weight in water and able to lock moisture into the skin with unparalleled results. This is why you can find it as a key ingredient in Caudalie’s most hydrating products, including the Vinosource Collection, Caudalie hand & nail cream. It hydration, softness, and keeps your hands youthful. Vinolevure® is one of the key ingredients in this anti-oxidant cream, which leaves your hands silky smooth and protected.
Viola Odorata: An extract from the leaves of the sweet violet, used as a tonic in cosmetic formulas.
Viola Tricolor Extract (Heartsease): A wildflower common to Europe. It has antioxidant properties and encourages immune system stimulation. It has an anti-inflammatory effect which makes the Weleda Shaving Cream, the perfect choice to get rid of those troublesome shaving rashes.
Violet (Viola odorata): also known as sweet violet is a plant with deep purple or white petals. The plant has long been cultivated for its perfume, as well as being added to cosmetics, drinks, sweets, and syrups. It is used in perfumes for its sweet and refreshing floral fragrance. Awaken your senses with Tea Garden Eau de Parfum by Acorelle
Violet flowers: these flowers are high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C and are therefore used to cleanse the face and in facial saunas.
Vitamin: Vitamins are organic compounds/nutrients which are needed in small quantities to sustain life and to make our bodies work properly. Getting the right balance of vitamins and minerals is important for a healthy lifestyle. We get vitamins from food, because the human body either does not produce enough of them, or none at all. Taking vitamin pills and eating a good diet full of them can have big beautiful skin payoffs, but sometimes you need to go right to the source, say experts, with topical vitamins - skin creams fortified with the right vitamins for your skin ailments.These “Beauty-vitamin" formulations could be a powerful blend of antioxidants, including higher-than-average levels of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as other antioxidants such as lycopene, beta-carotene, grape seed extract, pycnogenols etc. An explosion of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, Green People’s Vita Min Fix nourishing cream regenerates and nourishes your skin, promotes production of new skin cells.
Vitamin A: is a fat-soluble vitamin, also known as retinol because it produces pigments in the eye's retina. It has several important functions including strengthening immunity against infections, helping vision in dim light, keeping the skin healthy. It also referred to as retinol or tretinoin, it increases skin cell turnover thereby increasing collagen, diminishing the occurrence of acne, and diminishing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Good food sources of vitamin A include: cheese, eggs, oily fish, milk, fortified low-fat spreads and yogurt, liver is also a particularly rich source of vitamin A (Do not eat liver if you are pregnant). Applying vitamin A to the skin appears to improve the wrinkles associated with natural aging and may help to promote the production of skin-building compounds. Evolve Cocoon Body Cream is an ultra-rich moisturising body cream, it contains antioxidant Vitamin A and E as well as Omega 3, 6 and 9 to help restore depleted moisture levels and promotes skin regeneration and elasticity.
Vitamin B: this vitamin consists of a number of anti-oxidants and body regulators that work together keep the skin healthy.
Vitamin C: is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that your body doesn't store it. We have to get what we need from food, including citrus fruits, broccoli, and tomatoes. Vitamin C is also known in its most potent form, as L-Ascorbic Acid. It's effective in stimulating collagen, offering maximum protection against free-radical damage, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and reducing skin discolorations due to sun damage, ageing, and acne scarring. You need vitamin C for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body as it helps the body make collagen. Vitamin C in skincare products, in its natural amino-acid, polypeptide form, penetrates deep into skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow's feet and pre-mature aging. John Masters Vitamin C Anti-Aging Face Serum soothes and nourishes skin, helping rebuild the epidermis and reducing the appearance of premature aging.
Vitamin C Palmitate: Vitamin C palmitate is a popular ingredient in cosmetic formulas due to its skin conditioning ability.
Vitamin D: essential for healthy bones and teeth, the prevention of rickets, and for providing the right balance between calcium and phosphorus in the body.
Vitamin E: is a fat-soluble vitamin found in many foods, fats, and oils. It is also an antioxidant, a substance that may help prevent damage to the body's cells, offering strong protection from free radicals and UV damage. Vitamin E is found in a wide variety of foods. The richest sources are plant oils such as soya, corn and olive oil, other good sources include nuts and seeds, wheat germ, found in cereals and cereal products. Vitamin E is used extensively in the skin care industry with its reputed benefits. It assists in preventing dry skin, regulates retinol (Vitamin A) to maintain healthy skin, improves acne and acne scarring, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ad Skin Synergy's luxurious Radiant Skin Moisturiser contains an abundance of natural and organic ingredients including vitamin E, organic rosehip, organic shea butter, organic aloe vera, organic calendula, organic beeswax and seaweed, leaving your skin feeling silky soft and looking radiant.
Vitamin F: a fatty acid that is used to help prevent dry skin by helping to form the membrane layer that protects the skin.
Vitamin K: Vitamin K is primarily found within plants and is required for normal, healthy blood clotting to occur.
Vitis Viniferae: This substance is otherwise known as grape fruit extract is used for skin conditioning.
Volatile Oil: this type of oil is found within plants and evaporates very easily.
Walnut Extract: used to produce natural looking tanning of the skin due the bronzing properties of the substance. Walnut extract is also used to fight skin diseases, including psoriasis and eczema.
Walnut Leaf Extract: the powerful astringent properties of walnut leaf extract make it suitable for the relief of excessive menstrual bleeding, diarrhoea and perspiration. It also has conditioning properties.
Walnut Oil: used in higher-end beauty products. This medium-light oil leaves the skin feeling smooth and silky.
Warfarin: an anticoagulant that acts on the liver in order to lower the levels of certain proteins that give blood the ability to clot. These properties make Warfarin suitable for treating Thrombosis and help reduce the risk of embolisms.
Warm: this is used to describe a type of colour in the beauty world. A warm colour means the yellow, red and orange undertones in hair, makeup, and skin.
Warts: A hardened growth on the skin which are caused by a viral infection and are mostly found on the hands or the feet. These can be treated by either having them frozen off or removed however some warts do disappear after a few months or after a few years
Water: is a substance with the chemical formula H2O. which means it is composed of two gases hydrogen and oxygen. The human body is composed of about two-thirds water so it is important for sustaining life. Water primarily stimulates the circulation of blood, fluids, and the necessary elements inside our body. Additionally, it also controls and regulates the skin's natural balance. When water is warm, it has the power to hydrate, revitalize, detoxify, and oxygenate the skin. Warm water also gets rid of blackheads and makes large pores smaller. Drinking water makes the body more relaxed and invigorated. It also replaces the moisture lost due to everyday activities. Our skin is comprised of 70% water. And so without the right amount of water to keep that level, the skin tends to be unhealthy and dry. In fact, dehydration does not affect the skin alone, but the rest of the body as well, including the vital organs like kidneys and lungs. It is important to drink 6-8 glasses of water daily to keep skin hydrated.
Watercress Extract: used to cleanse and freshen skin due to its antiseptic properties.
Watermelon: this food has many health properties. A watermelon contains no fat or cholesterol, is low in sodium and helps to prevent cancer with the anti-cancer nutrient of Lycopene. It is also an excellent source of Vitiman A, Vitiman C, fibre, iron and calcium.
Water Resistant: protects against water, meaning that beauty products with water resistant properties are not easily removed by water.
Water Soluble: this property means the substance easily dissolves in water. Soaps and detergents have this water soluble property.
Waxing: is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. It’s a safe & effective method of removing unwanted hair, using heated wax. The warm wax is applied to the desired area using a wooden applicator, and then the wax is quickly removed, taking the unwanted hair with it. Some think that threading is a much better option than waxing as threading gives you a much more precise shape to suit your face shape and it lasts longer. It’s also a lot more friendly on your skin & hair as waxing takes layers of the skin off and the effects of threading last a lot longer than waxing. Amarya’s Indian Threading treatment is for a full face including eyebrows, upper lip, chin and sides of face. This treatment is more effective and less painful than waxing or tweezing, and can be used on even the most sensitive of skin.
Weleda: is a multinational company that produces both natural beauty products and natural medicines. They have been manufacturing health care products and a wide range of cruelty-free skincare and bodycare products since 1921. Weleda grow their own plants and herbs to ensure the very finest quality ingredients, free from artificial fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides. All Weleda packaging is made from recycled materials. They have won numerous awards including The leading baby skincare brand as voted for by parents. Their multi-award winning Weleda Skin Food which was first launched in 1926 is a firm favourite with models, make-up artists and a must-have for London Fashion week.
Wetting Agent: this is a substance that enhances a liquids ability to spread out across a solid surface. Soaps accomplish this when combined with the wetting agent that is water.
Wheal: a round, flat topped lesion of the skin. A wheal is usually the sign of an allergy and they can be quite itchy. The colour of a wheal is usually slightly redder than the skin. The term welt or hive is also used to describe a wheal.
Wheatgerm Oil: is an unsaturated fatty acid obtained from the wheat seed. A light, fine oil contains vitamins A, D, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, and F and is also high in minerals and essential fatty acids, as well as proteins and natural antioxidants. It’s a great natural skin care treatment for rejuvenating dry, aging and dehydrated skin. Spiezia’s Intensive Moisturiser has special blends of Wheatgerm Oil , Gotu Kola, Horsetail and has been created to offer deep nourishment to mature skin, helping to diminish fine lines and wrinkles using natural healthy ingredients.
Wheat Grass: used to treat stomach problems and conditions such as pancreatitis. Wheat grass, also known as barely grass, has inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, and is an excellent source of Vitamin C, B12, calcium and iron.
Wheat Oligosaccharides: used has a conditioner for the hair and a moisturiser for the skin.
Whey: a protein supplement that is used to promote muscle growth, weight loss, and the repair of body tissue. Whey protein also prevents muscle degradation in catabolic diseases.
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana): The leaves and twigs of the witch hazel plant are rich in tannins and help to stabilise the skin. The components are extremely astringent and help to create a more refined complexion. The Witch Hazel Water by Neal's Yard Remedies can help to soothe and calm fierce combination or oily skin. Assisting with pore redefinition and blemish prevention.
Whitehead: a collection of materials that seals the opening of a skin pore. It looks like a large, raised bump from under the skin.
White Lily Extract: An extract from the flowers of the white lily plant, used as masking agent due to its sweet fragrance. White lily extract also has the ability to moisturise the skin.
White Pony: a flower used to regulate the blood and nourish the blood cells.
White Tea: is the least processed form of tea which comes from the delicate silver buds and younger leaves of the Chinese Camellia sinensis plant. It’s grown and harvested almost exclusively in China, primarily in the Fujian province. Because of its minimal processing, white tea contains more nutrients than its black or green cousins, making it the mightiest of the teas - the ultimate Health Tea. It has the highest antioxidant levels in all teas and these powerful antioxidant properties in white tea helps to protect skin from age-accelerating free radicals. Neal's Yard Remedies White Tea Toning Eye Gel is wonderfully cooling, soothing and refreshing, helps toning and firming for the delicate skin around the eyes, while visibly reducing puffiness and minimising the appearance of dark circles.
Wild Cherry Bark: a herbinal medicine, commonly used to treat coughs and bronchitis. Wild cherry bark is often contained within herbal teas and has a relaxing and sedative affect.
Wild Poppy Flower Essence (Papaver Aculeatum): Wild poppy flower essence is a remedy that is commonly found in detoxifying body scrubs.
Wild Indigo: used to treat ear, throat and nose infections. If taken as a pill, it can help treat mouth ulcers, tonsillitis and laryngitis. If applied to the surface of the skin, wild indigo can be used to treat inflamed lymph glands.
Wild Yam (Dioscorea Villosa): A North American tuberose twining vine whose saponins (soap like forming), help with firming tired skin and encouraging rehydration and elasticity. The Wild Yam Body Repair Cream by REN will help to encourage the hormones in the skin to make it appear firmer, smoother and healthier.
Willow bark: the willow family includes a number of different species of deciduous trees and shrubs native to Europe, Asia, and some parts of North America. Willow bark extract has several benefits in skin care, it helps to stimulate the skin cell growth and also has excellent astringent qualities. It contains salicylic acid, which stimulates new cell formation by helping the old skin to slough off. It’s especially helpful in treating acne because of its ability to penetrate the follicle. It encourages the shedding of dead skin cells from within the follicle, helps to keep the pores clear of cellular debris. In this way, it reduces the number of pore blockages and breakouts on the skin. Thoroughly cleanse your pores with Oy! Foaming Anti-bac Face Wash by Green People, it contains Willow Bark to reduce inflammation and kill the bacteria. Promotes a blemish-free complexion.
Wrinkle: A wrinkle is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Facial wrinkles normally appear as a result of aging process. Because elastin and collagen in the skin decrease with years, epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) is getting thinner correspondingly, which results in skin that looks irritated, less elastic and without shine. Lack of elasticity leads to creation of lines, which are a consequence of repetitive facial movements and grimacing; visible as smiling lines around the eyes or lip lines, frowning forehead etc.. Exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging/wrinkling. To minimize skin wrinkling, stay out of the sun as much as possible. When you are outside, wear protective clothing and use a good sunscreen. Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Daily Moisture SPF 30 gives skin High level UVA/UVB protection from the ageing effects of the sun. http://www.amarya.co.uk/index.php/skin-concerns/suncare/wild-rose-daily-moisture-spf-30-by-neal-s-yard-remedies.html
Xanthophylls: are yellow pigments that occur naturally in many plants and vegetables. Xanthophylls belong to a class of organic compounds called carotenoids. The xanthopylls found in the bodies of animals, and in dietary animal products, are ultimately derived from plant sources in the diet. For example, the yellow color of chicken egg yolks, fat, and skin comes from ingested xanthophylls (primarily lutein, which is often added to chicken feed for this purpose). Xanthophyll encourages brightness in dull skin. The Dr Hauschka Lemon Bath will help to stimulate those senses in the morning or refresh the body and mind after a long hard day.
Xanthan gum: is a polysaccharide derived from Xanthomonas campestris (a plant bacteria). It’s as natural as any other fermented corn sugar polysaccharide. The name is derived from the strain of bacteria used during the fermentation process; it’s commonly used in cosmetics as a stabiliser to keep products from separating. This natural thickener is also used to create a gel-like consistency in cosmetics and can be added to certain foods, like salad dressing. One advantage of xanthan gum is that a little goes an incredibly long way; cosmetic manufacturers only have to add a very small amount of xanthan gum to their cream-based products in order to keep the individual ingredients from separating. One of the major advantages of xanthan gum is that it improves texture, gives a pleasant skin feel to the product, while suspending the active ingredients. It has the capability to hold water, enhancing freeze-thaw stability, inhibiting starch retro-gradation, improves shelf life and helps with the stabilisation of a product. Xanthan gum is a natural thickener/emulsion stabiliser used in some natural skincare products found here at Amarya.
Xerosis: is a condition generally related to abnormal dryness of the skin. The word comes from the Greek language and literally means dry condition. Xero is dry and –osis means condition. The term also relates to abnormal dryness of any body tissue and this can include the eyes and mucous membranes along with skin. Contributing external factors include bathing too frequently with harsh soaps, cold temperatures, very low humidity which is typically seen in the winter months when heating in the home is used. Internal factors may typically include age, genetics, family history and personal history such as other medical conditions. Medical conditions often include asthma, allergies and atopic dermatitis. The arms and legs are usually affected most. The skin is dry, scaly, itchy, and red. Fine cracks may appear on the skin. Lock in moisture with the yummy Cacao and Cupuacu Hand and Body Butter by John Masters
Xerosis: is the medical term used to describe dry, rough, cracking and scaly skin. The condition occurs when the outer layer of skin loses moisture, causing roughness, itching and redness. The most common areas affected by xerosis are the face, forearms, hands, lower legs and feet, although it can appear anywhere on the body. The condition produces itching and may be exacerbated by exposure to the sun, air pollutants, saunas and harsh soaps. Xerosis is typically an incurable condition, but symptoms can be controlled with proper skin care techniques. Bathing or showering only once per day, using moisturising soap with few chemical additives and wearing clothing made of natural materials can help reduce the frequency of outbreaks. Organic Ultra Rich by Essential Care can be absorbed deeply into the skin layers to rehydrate and support the protective skin barrier, it’s a must for any dry and sensitive skin conditions on the face or body.
Xingu - Santaverde Xingu Prevention Serum/Cream. Named for the region near the Xingu River in Brazil where the unique and potent medicinal plant oils and extracts are gathered, the Xingu serum and cream were specifically created to meet the demanding skincare needs of the modern women. The indulgent, highly effective and preventative formulas regenerate and renew skin cells, provide high levels of protective antioxidants to prevent damage from free radicals, stimulate collagen production and provide healing anti-inflammatory benefits. These intense treatments are suitable for all skin types, especially mature skin to leave it pampered.
Xylitol: is a sweetener that occurs naturally in berries, fruit, vegetables and mushrooms. Xylitol is found in many products. The most common xylitol item is sugar-free gum. Xylitol can also be found in sugar-free (low carb and diabetic) candies, baked goods and many dental products, including mouthwashes, mints and toothpastes.
Yarrow: is a hedgerow bush found along many country lanes in Europe, Western Asia and North America. It has fern-like, feathery leaves with clusters of pink and white flowers and grows to about three feet. It’s rich in sesquiterpene lactones, and alkamides which has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties, it can be used for treating acne, burns, cuts, eczema, inflammations, rashes, scars and wounds. For external applications, yarrow has long been used on wounds to speed up healing. It has an astringent, or cleansing, effect, and is antimicrobial, providing protection against infection, as it encourages perspiration, which can cool the body and help remove waste products through the skin. Herbal Deodorant by MADARA is enriched with Baltic yarrow, plantain, trifid bur-marigold, camomile.It provides all day protection and freshness, reduces odor without blocking pores.
Ylang-Ylang (Cananga Odorata): A tree highly valued for its invigotaring perfume. The essential oils which are taken from its flowers are commonly used in the art of aromatherapy. The indulgent Ylang-Ylang Incensa Body Moisturiser by Bodhi is the perfect luxury to stimulate the senses in the morning.
Yoga: the word “Yoga” comes from the Sanskrit word "Yuj" meaning to yoke, join or unite. This implies joining or integrating all aspects of the individual - body with mind and mind with soul - to achieve a happy, balanced and useful life. Yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices that originated in India more than 3000 years ago. Its purpose is to help each one of us achieve our highest potential and to experience enduring health and happiness. Yoga provides a long-term increase in physical flexibility and resilience. It also leaves you feeling calm and is very effective in relieving stress. Light this wonderful Relax Candle by Neom, imagine being in your favourite yoga position on an empty white beach in Barbados, with its deep, warm and woody floral top notes, for a lovely relaxation time, leaving you in a state of perfect calmness.
Zdravetz: “Geranium macrorhizum”, referred to as “true geranium”, has a strong floral aroma. It’s a small, perennial plant which grows on rocky soil at high and medium altitudes and is an integral part of many Bulgarian traditions. The word “zdravetz” means “health” in Bulgarian. It has been used extensively in Bulgaria where it is known for its aphrodisiac properties and for its balancing effects on female hormones. When used in skincare products, it normalises, stimulates, tones, hydrates and protects the skin and it is often used in the perfume industry.
Zea Mays: another name for corn, maize or sweet corn. In natural products, Zea Mays cornsilk is an herbal remedy made from the yellow silkish strands found inside the husk of a fresh ear of corn. These are found on the female flower of corn and are silky before pollination, when they start to turn brown. Corn or Maize has been grown for over 7000 years in North America, and has had many uses besides a food source. Zea Mays is found in many skin care, anti-acne and anti-aging products. In addition to its absorption qualities, it contains high amounts of cell regenerating ingredients and anti-oxidants. Its natural anti-inflammatory and infection resistance makes it a healing and clarifying additive to many skin care products, powders, lotions and creams. Rose & Mallow Moisturiser by Neal's Yard Remedies contains Zea Mays oil and it helps soothe, revitalise and rehydrate your skin.
Zeaxanthin: ( zee-ah-ZAN-thin) is a carotenoid which is a plant-derived yellow pigment with high antioxidant activity. Because zeaxanthin is both an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory phytochemical, it has been used as a preventative measure for cataracts and glaucoma. Its antioxidant properties also keep eyes from getting damage from the UV-rays from sunlight. It works by aiding the blood vessels around the retina in their regular functions. Overall, the effect of zeaxanthin is healthier eyes. The richest zeaxanthin food sources include leafy greens like kale, swiss chard, spinach, watercress and egg yolks.
ZEN - a total state of focus that incorporates a complete togetherness of body and mind, so enhancing natural beauty!
Zinc: An essential mineral which helps to regulate the essential oil balance of the scalp. Especially good in the cold weather, where the scalp can become dry and itchy. John Masters Zinc and Sage Shampoo with conditioner can help beat those winter hair blues. Zinc also plays a big role in the growth and repair of body tissues, and speeds up the rate at which wounds on the surface of the skin heal.
Zinc Chloride: a compound often found in skin creams for the treatment of skin cancer and other dermal and epidermal diseases
Zinc Oxide: is derived from Zinc Ore, which is found naturally in the earth’s crust. It provides superior protection when use in sun protection, as it's inactive and physically stable. Unlike chemical sunscreen, the natural sunscreen zinc oxide cannot be absorbed into the skin and is not metabolized by the body. Zinc oxide's ability to block different types of rays(UVA/UVB) makes it one of the most effective sun protection products on the market at fighting the sun's rays. Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays using natural sun protection with Zinc Oxide, whilst protecting our bodies from absorbing chemicals which are present in many mainstream products. Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Daily Moisture SPF 30 is The FIRST sunscreen to be certified by the Soil Association. A rich creamy blend of skin nourishing, antioxidant-rich ingredients are infused with non-whitening Zinc Oxide, to give skin high level protection from the ageing effects of the sun.
Zinc Pyrtihione: used to treatment dandruff and is one of the key ingredients in anti-dandruff shampoos.
Zinc Ricinoleatea - a natural product found in Dr.Hauschka Deodorants which inhibits decomposition of sweat for a lovely sweet smell all day long!
Zinc Stearate: this compound is a form of soap that repels water. This helps to improve the texture of skin.
Zirconium: zirconium is a chemical element taken from the mineral zircon. It is often contained in deodorants and anti-perspirants.
Zoya: Zoya Nail Varnishes were founded by Zoya Reyzis who was a pregnant aesthetician and salon owner in 1984 who thought there was a need for a healthier and more durable solution for your nails. Zoya Nail Polish is a nail polish free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor which are seen as nasties in nail products. Recently voted longest wearing nail polish by Women's Health and in Lucky Magazine's 'Green Guide'
ZZZZ: for sleepy time! Induce sleepiness with lovely fragrances such as a bath with a Serenity Neom Candle, with warming tones of Vanilla, a fantastically comforting scent, combined with woody and calming Sandalwood. Or fill your bath with heavenly lavender from Dr Hauschka which calms nervous tension and promotes sound sleep. Don't forget, a good night's sleep works wonders for your skin and wellbeing!