Superhero skincare ingredients to calm your skin

Tight, itchy face? Burning cheeks? Listen up, your skin's sending out an SOS. It's in need of soothing and softening, so try these star active ingredients.

Aloe vera for damaged skin

Used for more than 3,000 years, the gel from the leaves of an aloe vera plant is naturally rich in vitamins, amino acids and minerals. It relieves pain from bites, burns and cuts, as well as helping to boost the healing process.

Shea butter for dry skin

Shea nuts make shea butter, which is packed with vitamins A, D, E and F. Hailed for its nourishing and moisturising properties, it prevents dryness, softens skin and protects from harsh conditions.

Cornflower for irritation

Cornflower calms upset skin and reduces inflammation around the eyes. Plus, it's great for relieving congestion.

Calendula for sensitive skin

This little flower is widely used in cosmetics. Soothing, softening, protective and regenerating, it's perfect for sensitive skin. 

Camomile for inflammation

Camomile isn't just a natural hair lightener. Its calming, softening properties help ease sunburn, eruptions that are the result of hair removal and eczema.

Cottonseed for gentle cleansing

Cottonseed oil has gentle active ingredients that regenerate and moisturise. Used in cleansing milks, it softens skin and helps reduce a feeling of tightness.

Glycerine for dehydration

Glycerine is used in cosmetics to soften and protect skin from dehydration. It's fantastic for more mature skin.

Macadamia nut for dry skin

This nut is loved for its nourishing, softening and protective properties. It also preserves the hydrolipidic barrier, preventing dryness.

Lavender honey for suppleness

Recognised for its antiseptic properties, lavender honey is prized for its sugar content, which hydrates and improves suppleness.

Lime to soothe

Lime tree flowers have long been used in teas that calm and soothe the mind. It's great for skin, too, soothing and increasing suppleness.