Ingredients & Benefits

To ensure that you receive the highest quality products, we take great care in sourcing the best botanically derived ingredients, pure essential oils and certified organic extracts.

 

Acai Oil

INCI: Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil

Acai contains essential fatty acids and free radical fighting antioxidants. It helps to keep the skin’s structure strong and to promote a healthy complexion.

Aloe Vera Leaf Juice

INCI: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice

Aloe leaf juice has powerful moisturising properties and is often used to sooth and calm irritated, burned or sensitive skin. It has numerous benefits for use on both skin and hair. It helps to reduce the redness, scaling, itching and inflammation of scalp which directly benefits the hair. Aloe vera is a great conditioning agent that restores the hair’s shine and luster, and leaves the hair silky and smooth.

The gel derived from the cell walls of this plant is rich in water, minerals, amino acids, proteins and polysaccharides, making it a valuable moisturizing, healing, and soothing ingredient.

Avocado Oil

INCI: Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Avocado Oil is used for its ability to act as an emollient to moisturise the skin. Rich in vitamins, especially vitamin D, Avocado Oil’s emollient nature helps to replenish the skin.

Burdock Extract

INCI: Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract

Burdock Root Extract contains vitamins B and E together with traces of minerals. It possesses purifying properties to help rid the skin of toxins, imparting a refreshing and relaxing feel on your skin.

Calendula Flower Oil

INCI: Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Oil

Calendula Oil is naturally mild and most suited for those with sensitive skin. It contains high levels of anti-oxidants and has a traditional use in topical skin care products and can be used with all skin types. Its properties will leave skin feeling soft, silky and smooth.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Derived from coconut oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride’s main use is as an emollient to calm and soften the skin. Having a non-greasy, silky, light oil feel, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides exhibits excellent emollient properties and is suitable for sensitive skin.

Caprylyl Glycol

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant and skin conditioning agent that intensely moisturises skin to leave it feeling soft and smooth.

Carrot Seed Oil

INCI: Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil

Carrot Seed Oil is a natural antioxidant that promotes softness and suppleness of the skin. The natural fatty acids and Vitamin E content enables the oil to hold in moisture and rejuvenate the skin.

Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl Alcohol is a plant based ingredient with emulsifying properties. It gives an easy and smooth application, leaving your hair feeling silky and soft.

Chamomile Extract

INCI: Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract

Chamomile Extract is used as a skin conditioning agent and for its beautiful perfume. Chamomile has a long traditional use as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial and is used to counter skin redness and irritation making it suitable for sensitive skin. The Chamomile Extract used in Natural Instinct products is certified organic.

Chamomile Oil

INCI: Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil

Chamomile is a natural skin soother and is known for its calming properties on dry and sensitive skin. Pale blue in colour, Chamomile has a sweet, crisp and revitalising aroma.

Citric Acid

Derived from citrus fruits, Citric Acid is used to maintain the pH levels in product formulations.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Cocoamidopropyl Betaine is a neutral surfactant and is an organic compound derived from coconut oil. It is used to gently remove oils and lipids from the skin, whilst providing a soothing and cleansing foam. Natural fatty alcohol that generates exceptionally fine, mild foam which is gentle on skin and hair, making it suitable for sensitive skin types.

Cocoa Butter

INCI: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter

Extracted from the Theobroma Cacao plant, Cocoa Butter is used for its rich emollient properties on the skin. Containing natural antioxidants, it is particularly suitable for dry skin.

Decyl Glucoside

Decyl Glucoside is a sugar based surfactant that combines corn starch glucose with natural fatty alcohol. It generates exceptionally fine, mild foam which is gentle on skin and hair, making it suitable for sensitive skin types.

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate

Derived from coconut, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate is an exceptionally mild surfactant which is used as a mild foamer. It is gentle on sensitive and baby skin and is intended to impart a luxurious, mild and cleansing foam.

Elderflower Extract

INCI: Sambucus Nigra (Elderflower) Flower Extract

Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract is an extract of the flowers of the Elder. It is a potent antioxidant and contains large amounts of Vitamins A and E and Vitamin C, which help promote healthy skin and hair.

Evening Primrose Oil

INCI: Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil

Evening Primrose Oil is used in hair products and is renowned for its natural and brilliant shine. When applied to the skin it possesses hydrating properties to moisturise and soften the skin.

Geranium Oil

INCI: Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil

Geranium Oil is used to balance skin by regulating sebum production. It has natural cleansing properties leaving skin feeling youthful and radiant.

Ginger Extract

INCI: Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Rhizome Extract

Ginger extract can help tone the skin and tighten pores, promoting smoothness and evenness in skin tone.

Ginkgo Extract

INCI: Ginkgo Biloba (Ginkgo) Leaf Extract

Ginkgo has antioxidant properties and revitalizes the skin by helping stimulate circulation.

Glycerin

Glycerin is plant derived, and its emollient properties help condition the skin by sealing in moisture.

Green Tea Extract

INCI: Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

Derived from the leaves of the tea Camellia Sinensis, Green Tea Extract has powerful antioxidant properties that help to protect the skin from the surrounding environment.

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride is an organic compound that is a water soluble derivative of guar gum. It acts as a natural conditioner and provides conditioning properties to skin and hair products.

Horsetail Extract

INCI: Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract

Horsetail Extract has a high content of silicon which helps in softening and smoothing the skin. It assists in improving the texture and tone of skin, hair and nails.

Jojoba Seed Oil

INCI: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

Jojoba Oil is a botanical extract of the seed of the jojoba tree (Simmondsia Chinenis). Jojoba Oil is used in Natural Instinct products to penetrate the skin by locking in moisture leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth. In hair care products it produces shine and moisturises the scalp. The chemical structure of jojoba oil is very similar to the natural oil that is produced by the skin’s own sebaceous glands. It is a well known fact that sebum is required for proper moisturisation of beautiful and healthy hair.

Lavender Flower Extract

INCI: Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract

Lavender Extract is used to provide a beautiful, calming aroma to Natural Instinct products. It helps to improve the condition of the skin.

Lavender Oil

INCI: Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

Lavender Oil is used to provide a beautiful fragrance to Natural Instinct products. It is renowned as an effective toner on the skin. It balances the skin making it ideal for all skin types.

Lemon Grass Oil

INCI: Cymbopogon Citratus (Lemon Grass) Leaf Oil

Lemon Grass Oil contains several components that help to tone skin whilst leaving it feeling smooth and revitalised.

Lemon Oil

INCI: Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil

Containing a revitalising and uplifting fragrance, Lemon Oil promotes strong, shiny and healthy hair and helps improve skin complexion.

Lime Oil

INCI: Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil

Lime Oil is rich in Vitamin C and flavonoids, and has a fresh and energising aroma. With its toning and astringent action on the skin, Lime Oil helps relieve skin congestion promoting clear, healthy looking skin.

Linalool

Linalool is a colourless fragrant liquid, naturally found in many Essential Oils.

Macadamia Seed Oil

INCI: Macadamia Intergrifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil

Macadamia Oil is used in Natural Instinct products for its hydrating properties that promote skin softness and suppleness. It acts as a comfortable moisturiser and is easily absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy residue.

Magnesium Chloride

Derived from minerals, Magnesium Chloride is a salt that is included in skin and hair to thicken the product.

Mango Seed Butter

INCI: Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter

Derived from natural plant sources, Mango Butter is commonly used to cleanse and moisturise. It leaves your skin feeling luxuriously soft and supple and is high in antioxidants, protecting skin from the external environment.

Nettle Extract

INCI: Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract

Nettle is renowned for its ability to deeply cleanse without stripping natural oils from the skin or hair.

p-Anisic Acid

p-Anisic Acid is found naturally in anise. When used in combination with certain ingredients, it can assist in preserving the product.

Potassium Sorbate

Naturally occurring Potassium Sorbate is the salt of Sorbic Acid. Sorbic Acid was first isolated from pressed un-ripened berries of mountain ash tree. It has effective preservative and antimicrobial properties and kills common microorganisms such as mold, yeast and bacteria.
Approved by EcoCert for use in certified organic and natural products, this is a preferred preservative for Natural Instinct products.

Pro-Vitamin B5

INCI: Panthenol

Pro-Vitamin B5 helps to promote healthy skin and hair. Due to its long lasting moisturising qualities, it is commonly used in hair products to give hair shine, body and bounce. It leaves a protective thin layer on the hair shaft, resulting in elasticity from the inside and shine from the outside. Over time it may improve the structure and condition of the hair due to its repairing effects. It also prevents damage caused by overheating of the hair (such as from styling). Used on the skin, pro-Vitamin B5 moisturises and softens skin and can sooth the effects of irritated skin.

Red Grape Seed Extract

INCI: Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Extract

Red Grape Seed Extract is a natural plant extract used to deeply condition the skin. It contains proanthocyanidins which are potent antioxidants that can help lift the skin and its overall appearance. The Grape seed extract in Natural Instinct is certified organic.

Rose Flower Water

INCI: Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water

A natural, gentle floral water used to soften, hydrate, tone and soothe the skin. It has a gentle cooling effect leaving your skin cleansed and rich in moisture.

Rosehip Fruit Extract

INCI: Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract

Rosehip Extract is renowned for its ability to provide nourishment and moisture to the skin. High in Vitamin C and antioxidants, Rosehip Extract can help ward off signs of premature ageing.

Rosehip Oil

INCI: Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil

Rose Hip oil is renowned for its ability to provide the skin with nutrients to help promote skin renewal and a healthy complexion. Rosehip Oil is rich in the anti-oxidant Lycopene which assists your skin in feeling younger whilst deeply nourishing.

Safflower Seed Oil

INCI: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil

Safflower Oil acts as a protective barrier, preventing moisture from leaving your skin. It helps maintain skin elasticity by retaining moisture and removing dry skin. Safflower Oil is gentle, making it suitable for sensitive skin types.

Sage Oil

INCI: Salvia Lavandulifolia (Sage) Herb Oil

Sage Oil provides a distinctive and revitalising aroma which can be described as stimulating, spicy and herbaceous. When used in skin care products it can help soothe the skin.

Sesame Seed Oil

INCI: Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil

Sesame Seed Oil is rich in essential antioxidants and fatty acids to deeply replenish your skin and help provide protection against premature ageing.

Shea Butter

INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

Shea Butter is renowned for its superior moisturising and nourishing benefits in counteracting dry skin. It is easily absorbed into the skin and helps restore the elasticity of skin leaving it feeling smooth and supple.

 

Sodium Benzoate

Naturally occurring Sodium Benzoate has been used for decades as an effective preservative in skin and hair care products.
Approved by EcoCert for use in certified organic and natural products, this is a preferred preservative for Natural Instinct products.

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

A very mild cleanser, derived from coconut oil, that can be used as a primary or secondary surfactant by creating a luxurious foam and imparting an elegant after-feel. It is often used in hair care products such as sulphate-free shampoo because of its ability to help mix water with oil and dirt, allowing them to be more easily rinsed away, resulting in clean and nourished hair.

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate

An extremely mild cleanser, derived from coconut, that can be used as a primary or secondary surfactant by creating a dense, luxurious foam and imparting an elegant after-feel. It has excellent water solubility properties, making it a good choice for clear liquid cleansing systems making them sulphate-free.

Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate

A mild coconut oil based cleansing agent that has excellent foaming properties and is used to create gentle, non-striping sulphate-free personal care products with dense creamy lather.

Sodium Phytate

Sodium Phytate is a salt based compound which excels as a chelating agent for unabsorbable yet important minor and macro minerals such as zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium.

Sorbitan Stearate

Sorbitan Stearate is a natural emulsifier derived from vegetable oils, which combines natural oils with liquids. Acting as a thickening agent, Sorbitan Stearate imparts a luxurious, creamy viscosity.

St. John's Wort

INCI: Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Oil

Hypericum Oil is used in products to add moisture to the skin. The Hypericum plant is commonly known as St. John’s Wort. It contains chemicals known as flavonoids that help soothe and rejuvenate damaged skin.

Sweet Almond Oil

INCI: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil

Readily absorbed into the skin, sweet almond oil is very gentle and provides moisturising and nourishing properties to improve the skin’s barrier function.

Sweet Orange Flower Water

INCI: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Flower Water

Sweet Orange Flower Water cleanses and tones whilst leaving skin feeling invigorated and nourished.

Vitamin C

INCI: Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C)

Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that acts to smooth complexion and even skin tone. It naturally assists to keep skin feeling soft, supple and youthful.

Vitamin E

INCI: Tocopherol

Vitamin E is known for its ability to deeply soften the skin and helps to protect against free radical damage caused by the sun’s radiation and pollution. Vitamin E moisturises the skin to help restore a healthy balance to your complexion.

Walnut Shell Powder

INCI: Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder

This naturally occurring material is used as a soft exfoliating active to remove oil build up and dead cells from the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.

Wheat Germ Oil

INCI: Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil

Rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, Wheat Germ Oil helps maintain moisture thus promoting smoother looking skin.

Witch Hazel Water

INCI: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water

Witch Hazel Water has a mild astringent helping to nourish, cleanse and tone the skin whilst removing impurities with its rich antioxidant qualities.