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Ingredients we use

Lavender – practitioner quality – France

Lavender balances oil in the skin, encourages elasticity and reduces surface scarring. It is calming, inhibits bacteria and is soothing in the treatment of acne and pimples (See reference). Medicinal grade lavender (only from altitudes above 1000 metres) has ‘important antioxidant property via radical scavenging ability, and antioxidant activity’ (See reference). It is said that Lavender oil sparked the wider study of essential oils, ‘aromatherapie’, following its use on burns from a laboratory accident.

Lavender extract is used in these Simplicité products:


Scientific References:
1. Biological investigations of antioxidant-antimicrobial properties and chemical composition of essential oil from Lavandula multifida Khalid Sellam, Mhamed Ramchoun, Chakib Alem, Lhoussaine El-Rhaffari. Oxid Antioxid Med Sci. 2013; 2(3): 211-216doi: 10.5455/oams.290513.or.044.
2. Lavender:Antimicrobial activity of four volatile essential oils. 8/10 Tony Pereira Bergkvist Goteborgs Sweden 2007 Charles Sturt Uni.

Lemon Balm – practitioner quality

Lemon Balm is calming and soothing and firms the skin.

Lemon Balm extract is used in this Simplicité product:

  • Hydrating Floral Toning Lotion (Normal/Dry)

Lemon – practitioner quality – Australia

Lemon reduces the appearance of red lines. Clarifies the complexion. Antibacterial. Desensitizes skin exposed to the elements. Has specific action against sun damage (See reference).

Lemon extract is used in these Simplicité products:


Scientific Reference
Reference Lemongrass/Lemon oil – Dudai N, Weinstein Y, Krup M, Rabinski T, Ofir R (May 2005). “Citral is a new inducer of caspase-3 in tumor cell lines”. Planta Med. 71 (5): 484–8

Lemongrass – practitioner quality – Congo

Lemongrass contributes to the overall healthy appearance of the skin. Refreshes the complexion. Antibacterial. Has an anti-Oxidant effect so it acts as a free-radical scavenger. Helps repair white fungal spots on the skin and tone enlarged pores. Possible skin irritation, at high doses, in some individuals. The oil contains citral, methyl eugenol and aldehydes. Has specific action against sundamage (See reference).

Lemongrass extract is used in these Simplicité products:


Scientific Reference:
Reference Lemongrass/Lemon oil – Dudai N, Weinstein Y, Krup M, Rabinski T, Ofir R (May 2005). “Citral is a new inducer of caspase-3 in tumor cell lines”. Planta Med. 71 (5): 484–8.

Lime – practitioner quality – Australia

Lime calms acne skin through its antibacterial effects. Restores elasticity to the skin. Has specific action against sun damage (See reference).

Lime extract is used in these Simplicité products:


Scientific Reference
Reference Lemongrass/Lemon oil – Dudai N, Weinstein Y, Krup M, Rabinski T, Ofir R (May 2005). “Citral is a new inducer of caspase-3 in tumor cell lines”. Planta Med. 71 (5): 484–8

Linden Tree Flower extract – medicinal grade

Linden Tree Flower extract is antibacterial and calming; it reduces the appearance of red streaks in the eyes.

Linden Tree Flower extract is used in this Simplicité product:

Linseed

Linseed promotes lasting moisture levels. Contains essential micro-nutrients and Omega 3 fatty acids. Used in herbal medicine in problems of irritated membranes.

Linseed extract is used in these Simplicité products:

    

Litsea (May Chang) – practitioner quality – China

Litsea is a natural deodorant. Up to 85% Citral content. Has specific action against sun damage (See reference).
Litsea extract is used in these Simplicité products:


Scientific Reference
Reference Litsea (May Chang) – Dudai N, Weinstein Y, Krup M, Rabinski T, Ofir R (May 2005). “Citral is a new inducer of caspase-3 in tumor cell lines”. Planta Med. 71 (5): 484–8

Macadamia Meal

Macadamia oil and small particles of the husk (micro-refined and tumbled until smooth) both contain micro-nutrients. Has one of the highest known sources of Omega-7 fatty acids.

Macadamia Meal is used in this Simplicité product:

Macrocarpa – practitioner quality

Macrocarpa improves the vitality of the skin and helps the skin resist damage from environmental stress. Reduces the appearance of age lines. Calms irritations and reduces the appearance of breakouts. Macrocarpa is a red flowering eucalypt and the names means large fruit as the seed pods are the largest of any eucalypt.

Macrocarpa extract is used in this Simplicité product:

Mandarin – practitioner quality – Australia

Mandarin used in Simplicité natural skin care products helps firm and restore elasticity to skin and revitalises skin radiance. Mandarin also reduces sensitivity and helps to improve the look of scarring. Mandarin has specific action against sun damage (See reference).
Mandarin extract is used in these Simplicité products:


Scientific Reference
Reference Mandarin oil – Dudai N, Weinstein Y, Krup M, Rabinski T, Ofir R (May 2005). “Citral is a new inducer of caspase-3 in tumor cell lines”. Planta Med. 71 (5): 484–8.

Marjoram – practitioner quality – Egypt

Marjoram is from the Greek word meaning ‘joy of the mointains'. It is a warming remedy and is a potent antioxidant as well as antibacterial. It retextures and acts as a general skin tonic.

Marjoram extract is used in these Simplicité products:

Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) – medicinal grade

Marshmallow forms a protective layer on skin, soothes skin irritated by exposure to the elements. Smoothes wrinkles.

Marshmallow extract is used in this Simplicité product:

  • Anti Redness/After Sun Gel

Melaleuca (Ti-Tree) – practitioner quality – Australia

Melaleuca is one of the earliest remedies used by Australian aborigines. Antibacterial. Calms skin abused by the elements. Refreshes and tones.

Melaleuca extract is used in these Simplicité products:

Morning Glory – practitioner quality – Australia

Morning Glory helps prevent the signs of ageing. Hides pigmented areas.

Morning Glory extract is used in this Simplicité product:

Mulla Mulla – practitioner quality – Australia

Mulla Mulla rejuvenates elasticity and texture, Calms uncomfortable sensations. Improves moisture levels and helps prevent the signs of ageing.

Mulla Mulla extract is used in these Simplicité products:

Myrtle – practitioner quality – France

Myrtle was used in the 16th Century as an ingredient in a beauty lotion named ‘Angel’s Water’. 

Myrtle extract tones and firms and is used in this Simplicité product:

Neroli essential oil (Orange Blossom) – practitioner quality – Tunisia

Neroli is calming and soothing. Warms and tones the skin. Named after princess Nerola of Italy.

Neroli extract is used in these Simplicité products:

Nettle – medicinal grade

Nettle is rich in many vitamins and minerals. Reduces the appearance of surface red lines.

Nettle extract is used in this Simplicité product:

Niaouli – practitioner quality – Indonesia

Niaouli gives a look of purity to the skin. Helps reduce the appearance of hyper-pigmentation. Enhances action of the other ingredients.

Niaouli extract is used in these Simplicité products:

Olive Leaves – medicinal grade – Australia

Olive leaf is calming and soothing to irritated skin; antibacterial, and of use in acne problems (See reference).
Olive Leaf extract is used in these Simplicité products:


Scientific Reference:
Olive – Pinelli et al. Quali-quantitative analysis and antioxidant activity of polyphenolic extract from Olea europea L. leaves, 2000.
Reference Olive – Synthesis and Assignment of Absolute Configuration of (-)-Oleocanthal: A Potent, Naturally Occurring Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory and Anti-oxidant Agent Derived from Extra Virgin Olive Oils (potentially leaf extract).” Smith, Amos B., III; Han, Qiang; Breslin, Paul A. S.; Beauchamp, Gary K. Organic Letters (2005), 7(22), 5075-5078.

Orange Blossom flower water (Neroli) – practitioner quality Italy

Orange Blossom soothes and calms on all levels. Elevates the senses! Tones the complexion and lessens wrinkles in mature skin. Of great benefit in sensitive skin. Improves the circulation.

Orange Blossom extract is used in these Simplicité products:

Sweet Orange – practitioner quality Australia

Sweet Orange quenches thirsty skins and elevates the senses, soothes inflammation, calms on all levels and brings a healthy glow to the skin. It tones the complexion and improves circulation. Sweet Orange essential oil contains plant citral, a skin cancer preventative which helps to reverse sun damage and early skin cancers.

Sweet Orange extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Calendula and Orange Nutrient Mask
  • Hydrating Floral Toning Lotion (Normal/Dry)
  • Oil Controlled Day Creme
  • Revitalising Night Creme
  • Sensual & Relaxing Body Oil
  • Banksia and Orange Everyday Shampoo
  • Pregnancy Massage Oil

Palmarosa – practitioner quality India

Palmarosa promotes healing, hydrates, fades scars, valuable for age lines on the face and neck, regulates sebum production, moisturises and stimulates cellular production.

Palmarosa extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Plant Gel Cleanser (norm/dry),
  • Calendula Nutrient Mask
  • Revitalising Night Creme
  • Firming Eye Creme
  • Angelica Lip Care Balm

Parsley – practitioner quality Egypt

Parsley is antibacterial, antiseptic and calming. Therapeutic levels are used in this product – non-toxic, non-sensitising, safe to use in pregnancy.

Parsley extract is used in this Simplicité product:

  • Oil Controlled Day Creme

Passionflower – medicinal grade

Passionflower improves circulation and enhances absorption of the nutrients in this product.

Passionflower extract is used in this Simplicité product:

  • Instant Help Eye Gel

Patchouli – practitioner quality Indonesia

Patchouli counters inflammation and is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. Reduces visible wrinkles and shrinks ‘open’ pores. Improves the overall health of the skin.

Patchouli extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Rosehip & Lavender Complexion Refiner
  • Rosewood Face Oil
  • Sensual & Relaxing Massage Oil
  • Pregnancy Massage Oil

Peppermint – practitioner quality Italy

Peppermint takes excessive heat from the skin and encourages circulation thereby enhancing the absorption of nutrients and the elimination of metabolic wastes.

Peppermint extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Hydrating Floral Toning Lotion (Comb/Dry, Oily)
  • Nourishing Hand & Nail Creme

Petitgrain – practitioner quality – Paraguay

Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara) essential oil is very similar to Orange Blossom (Neroli) essential oil; this is because they are both obtained from the bitter Orange tree. Balances sebum levels, heals acne, antibacterial, calms excessive perspiration.

Petitgrain extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Calendula Nutrient Plant Mask
  • Oil Controlled Day Creme
  • Nourishing Hand & Nail Creme

Pumice (Microfine)

Pumice is used in this Simplicité product:

  • Macadamia Body Scrub

Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin seed oil contains anti-aging anti-oxidants. It helps to normalise sebum secretion and helps with minimising fine lines.

Pumpkin Seed Oil is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Rosehip & Lavender Complexion Refiner
  • Lemon Night Creme
  • Antioxidant Plant Serum

Red Clover Flowers – medicinal grade – Australia

Red Clover helps reduce pigmentation caused by hormone changes. Improves micro-circulation.

Red Clover extract is used in this Simplicité product:

  • Waratah and Beetroot Plant Nutritient Mask

Red Grevillea – practitioner quality – Australia

Red Grevillea encourages moisturisation, calms stressed skin.

Red Grevillea extract is used in this Simplicité product:

  • Blue Mallee Body Foam

Rice Bran

Rice Bran contains essential skin building nutrients and anti-ageing anti-oxidants. Rice Bran is a source of plant squalene, which is thought to protect against the appearance of skin cancers. Squalene occurs naturally in human skin. When exposed to UV light it converts to vitamin D significantly improving the skins utilisation of vitamin A. Squalene shows an anti-proliferative effect in some animal cancer models and it is also known to have a radioprotective effect.

Rice Bran extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Angelica Lip Care Balm
  • Lemon and Rose Body Foam
  • She Oak and Lime Everyday Conditioner

Rose Geranium – practitioner quality – France

Rose Geranium reduces redness and calms inflammation. Encourages the formation of new skin cells.
Rose Geranium extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Plant Gel Cleanser (normal/dry)
  • Sundew Cleansing Milk
  • Hydrating Floral Toning Lotion (normal/dry)
  • Exfoliating Face Treatment
  • Rosehip and Lavender Complexion Refiner
  • Damask Rose Day Creme
  • Revitalising Night Creme
  • Oil Controlled Day Creme
  • Alba White Day Moisturiser
  • Lemon Night Creme
  • Eye Makeup Remover Lotion
  • Macadamia Body Scrub
  • Anti-Redness/After Sun Gel
  • Calendula Plant Nutrient Mask
  • Lemon & Rose Bath and Shower Foam
  • Nutritive Relaxing Body Oil

Rose Otto – practitioner quality – Bulgaria

Rose Otto improves circulation and tones surface capillaries. Reduces wrinkles. An overall tonic. Mildly aphrodisiac according to folklore. Long associated with Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.

Rose Otto extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Damask Rose Day Creme
  • Sensual Relaxing Massage Oil

Rose Petal (fresh extract) – Australia

Rose petal soothes broken surface red lines, improves dry skin, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and calms eczema.

Rose Petal extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Damask Rose Day Creme
  • Plant Gel Cleanser (Normal/Dry)
  • Eye Make up Remover Lotion
  • Firming Rehydration Eye Creme
  • Lemon & Rose Bath and Shower Foam 
  • Hydrating Floral Toning Lotion (Normal/Dry)
  • Hydrating Floral Toning Lotion (Combination/Dry, Oily)

Rosehip extract – medicinal grade

Rosehip is rich in natural vitamin C and skin firming bioflavonoids. We use our own fresh extract which we make from the outer husk of the rosehip seed.

Rosehip extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Angelica Lip Balm
  • Capillary Repair Serum
  • Instant Help Eye Gel
  • Pregnancy Massage Oil
  • Results Lift Gel
  • Rosehip & Lavender Complexion Refiner

Rosehip Oil – practitioner quality

Rosehip oil contains at least 32% GLA (gamma linoleic acid). This essential nutrient is the beginning point for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, scars, wounds and burns.

Rosehip Oil is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Rosehip & Lavender Complexion Refiner
  • Pregnancy Massage Oil

Rosemary – practitioner quality – Spain

Rosemary is regarded as sacred in many civilisations. Naturally antioxidant, improves the circulation to the skin, lessens the pain of certain skin problems. Contains terpene which helps skin cells to resist early skin cancer changes (See reference).

Rosemary extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Rosemary Blemish Gel
  • Plant Gel Cleanser (Comb/Dry, Oily)
  • Exfoliating Face Treatment
  • One Step Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Waratah & Beetroot Plant Mask
  • Sage Face Oil
  • Toning & Invigorating Body Oil
  • She Oak & Lime Everyday Conditioner

Scientific References:
1. Terpenes and their Derivatives: Rosmarinus officianlis -Terpenes; cineole. Uni of Mauritius 2003122103128.pdf.
2.Contains terpene (helps skin cells resist early skin cancer changes) from Cineole (anti-inflammatory), borneol and thujone. Santos, F. A.; Rao, V. S. (2000). “Antiinflammatory and Antinociceptive Effects of 1,8-Cineole, a Terpenoid Oxide Present in many Plant Essential Oils”. Phytotherapy Research 14 (4): 240–244. doi:10.1002/1099-1573(200006)14:4<240::AID-PTR573>3.0.CO;2-X. PMID 10861965.
3. Observed anticancer effect of I,8-Cineole…terpenes. Derived terpenes for the tailored treatment of superficial and deep skin lesions.
C. M. Bertram, D. J. Ireland, S. J. Greay, T. V. Riley, P. Filion, Lee Yong Lim, M. W. Beilharz Sydney – 01/2012; In proceeding of: Conjoint 3rd Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society Meeting and 9th Australasian Society for Dermatology Research Meeting.

Rosewood – practitioner quality – Brazil

Rosewood reduces sensitivity to light, wind and air pollution. Regenerates skin suffering the effects of premature ageing. Stimulates cells to expel metabolic wastes.

Rosewood extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Rosewood Face Oil
  • Revitalising Night Creme
  • Nutritive Body Lotion
  • Toning Invigorating Body Oil

Sage – practitioner quality – Spain

Sage is a natural skin cleanser containing capillary toning nutrients with occasion initial vasodilating effect. Inhibits bacteria in the treatment of acne, regulates sebum production. Used in soothing skin washes and to clean impurities from the blood. Contains terpenes which help skin cells resist early skin cancer changes.
Sage extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Plant Gel Cleanser (Comb/Dry, Oily)
  • Exfoliating Face Treatment
  • Oil Controlled Day Creme
  • Sage Face Oil
  • Rosemary Blemish Gel
  • Nourishing Hand & Nail Creme
  • Toning Invigorating Body Oil
  • Nutritive Body Lotion

Scientific References:
1. Contains terpene (helps skin cells resist early skin cancer changes) from C ineole (anti-inflammatory), borneol and thujone. Santos, F. A.; Rao, V. S. (2000). Anti-inflammatory and Antinociceptive Effects of 1,8-Cineole, a Terpenoid Oxide Present in many Plant Essential Oils”. Phytotherapy Research 14 (4): 240–244. oi:10.1002/1099-1573(200006)14:4<240::AID-PTR573>3.0.CO;2-X. PMID 10861965.
2. “…only terpinen-4-ol and 1,8-cineole penetrate the skin at measurable concentrations, suggesting that the observed anticancer effect is mainly mediated by the latter two terpenes. Derived terpenes for the tailored treatment of superficial and deep skin lesions. C. M. Bertram, D. J. Ireland, S. J. Greay, T. V. Riley, P. Filion, Lee Yong Lim, M. W. Beilharz Sydney – 01/2012; In proceeding of: Conjoint 3rd Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society Meeting and 9th Australasian Society for Dermatology Research MeetingConjoint 3rd Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society Meeting and 9th Australasian Society for Dermatology Research Meeting.

Sandalwood – practitioner quality – Australia

Sandalwood extract helps to reduce the redness of various skin conditions. It encourages skin renewal, calms irritations and rashes and improves circulation. 

Sandalwood extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Plant Gel Cleanser Normal/Dry
  • Exfoliating Face Treatment
  • Revitalising Night Creme
  • Sage Face Oil
  • Firming Eye Creme
  • Lemon & Rose Body Foam
  • Sensual & Relaxing Massage Oil

Sesame Seed – medicinal grade

Sesame Seed hydrates and softens the skin. Enhances deep moisture reserves and is rich in nourishing elements. Because medicinal grade sesame contains a plant compound called Pinoresinol it can reverse sun damage and inhibit the growth of early skin cancers.

Sesame Seed extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Sundew Cleansing Milk
  • Damask Rose Day Creme
  • Rehydration Serum
  • Nutritive Body Lotion

Southern Cross (Australian Bush Flower)

Southern Cross helps prevent hyper-pigmentation spots and retains moisture in the skin.

Southern Cross extract is used in this Simplicité product:

  • Great Outdoors SPF15 Sunscreen

Spinifex (Australian Bush Flower)

Spinifex builds the overall health of the skin. Thought to help the renewal process. Improves resistance to recurring skin conditions and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Has been used for ‘cold sores’.

Spinifex extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Waratah & Beetroot Plant Mask
  • Angelica Lip Care Balm

Spruce

Spruce is antimicrobial and antiseptic.

Spruce extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Plant Gel Cleanser (Comb/Dry, Oily Skin)
  • Rosemary Blemish Gel
  • Macadamia Body Scrub
  • Blue Mallee Bath and Shower Foam

Sturt’s Desert Rose – Australian Bush Flower

Sturt’s Desert Rose calms irritations and restores moisture balance.

Sturt’s Desert Rose extract is used in this Simplicité product:

  • Eye Makeup Remover

Styrax benzoin

Styrax benzoin is plant alternative to Botox. Relaxes facial muscles. Soothes and calms. Anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial. Stimulates tissue renewal. Activates repair and healing of the skin.

Styrax extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Results Lift Gel
  • RL (Reduce Lines) Serum

Sunshine Wattle

Sunshine Wattle restores softness and texture.

Sunshine Wattle extract is used in this Simplicité product:

  • Great Outdoors Sunscreen SPF 15

Thyme

Thyme calms redness, is locally antibacterial and astringent. Promotes healing.

Thyme extract is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Acne Antibacterial Serum
  • Hydrating Floral Toning Lotion (Comb/Dry, Oily Skin)

Vetiver

Vetiver is a tall perennial scented grass. Detoxifies the blood and tissues. Improves and enlivens the circulation. Named ‘Oil of Tranquility’ in India.

Vetiver extract is used in this Simplicité product:

  • Toning Invigorating Body Oil

Violet Leaf

Violet leaf is an effective natural cleanser of the pores. Soothes inflammation. A source of flavonoids.

Violet Leaf extract is used in this Simplicité product:

  • One Step Exfoliating Cleanser

Wheatgerm

Wheatgerm softens the skin and balances moisture. Contains soluble vitamins, squalene and important skin nutrients. Squalene occurs naturally in human skin and is thought to protect against the appearance of skin cancers (See references). When exposed to UV light squalene converts to vitamin D and thus improves the skin’s utilisation of vitamin A.
Wheatgerm extract is used in these Simplicité products:
Sundew Cleansing Milk

  • Rosehip & Lavender Complexion Refiner
  • Calendula & Orange Mask
  • Damask Rose Day Creme
  • Revitalising Night Creme
  • Rosewood Face Oil
  • Sage Face Oil
  • Antioxidant Plant Serum
  • Rehydration Serum
  • Capillary Repair Serum
  • Hyper-Pigmentation Serum B
  • Firming Rehydration Eye Creme
  • Macadamia Body Scrub
  • Nutritive Relaxing Body Oil
  • Fluid Cellulite Body Oil
  • Luxurious Mandarin Body Butter

Scientific Reference:
Squalene – Kelly GS. Squalene potential clinical uses. Altern Med Rev. 1999; 4:29-36. Newmark HL, Squalene, olive oil, cancer risk: review and hypothesis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1997; 6:1101-1103. Rao CV et al Chemopreventive effect of squalene on colon cancer. Carcinogenesis. 1998; 19:287-290. Smith TJ et al. Inhibition of 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone-induced lung tumorogenesis by dietary olive oil and squalene. Carcinogenesis. 1998; 19:703-706. Storm HM et al. Radioprotection by dietary squalene. Lipids. 1993; 28:555-559.

Witch Hazel (fresh whole herb extract)

Witch Hazel is a natural skin cleanser; it reduces inflammation and alleviates the swelling of cystic acne. This is our own fresh extract (as all of our extracts are), not the commonly used clear extract which is made in China, contains alcohol and lacks so many active principles.

Witch Hazel is used in these Simplicité products:

  • Plant Gel Cleanser (Combination/Dry, Oily)
  • Hydrating Floral Toning Lotions 1 & 2 (Normal/Dry and Combination/Dry, Oily) Oil Controlled Day Creme
  • One Step Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Instant Help Eye Gel
  • Rosemary Blemish Gel

Yarrow

Yarrow tones enlarged surface blood vessels. Encourages the formation of new connective tissue though the action of isovalerianic acid and firms the skin by the action of its plant resins.

Yarrow extract is used in this Simplicité product:

  • Instant Help Eye Gel

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang flowers are spread on the beds of newly-weds in Indonesia. The fragrance gives a sense of euphoria as well as being calming. It may also be helpful in abating feelings of tension and anger.

Ylang Ylang extract is used in this Simplicité product:

  • Sensual Relaxing Body Oil
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