Glam & Good To Go Facial Oil Serum Ingredient Profiles

Turmeric  (Curcuma Longa)

Turmeric belongs to the ginger family Zingiberaceae, which is native to tropical South Asia.

Turmeric has been highly valued by herbal practitioners, not only within Ayurvedic and Unani traditions, but in many African herbal traditions as well.
In traditional South Asian wedding ceremonies, Turmeric symbolises peace, happiness, health and new beginnings. A turmeric paste is applied to brides for radiant skin. It's not just a new beginning for the bride but also a new beginning for her new skin cells too!

In Glam & Good To Go Facial Oil Serum, the turmeric oil we use is gently extracted from the root using steam distillation which is gentle enough to preserve its properties. This method of extraction tones down the yellow pigmentation to prevent staining. In this form, the oil is highly concentrated in anti-inflammatory compounds that clarify the complexion, improve the elasticity of the skin, improve moisture content in the skin, and help regulate sebum production that causes oily skin. These compounds can also improve uneven skin tone.

In Glam & Good To Go powder facial cleanser, the turmeric powder is produced from the turmeric roots that are cured, naturally dried and then grounded into a powder with all of its benefits preserved. Turmeric powder contains curcumin and turmerone that both have anti-inflammatory properties to help clear the skin.

 

Organic Orange Peel (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel)

The use of orange peel can be traced back to traditional Chinese medicine to treat the skin and was later adopted into Greco-Arab (Unani) herbal practices. The use of orange peel is also shared by South Asian, Mediterranean and European traditions. It’s a symbol of good fortune in China and still used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Orange peel is full of nutrients that help brighten your skin. It contains polyphenols, an antioxidant, that prevents breakouts and calms reactive skin.

It also includes antimicrobial properties that help balance the skin and prevent oily skin breakouts. Orange Peel also has flavonoids, calcium, B vitamins and zinc which all help protect your skin from sun sensitivity.

For Glam & Good To Go Facial Oil Serum, organic orange peel is infused in organic sunflower oil to extract the beneficial compounds of the orange peel. Infused oils is an age-old traditional method used for  herbal extractions and can be traced back as far as the Ancient Egyptians and were adopted by subsequent civilisations.

For Glam & Good To Go powder facial cleanser, we use organic orange peel powder which is also a natural source of vitamin C - an antioxidant that improves collagen production, skin elasticity and skin regeneration needed for smoother and brighter skin. Orange peel is a natural source of AHA which gently exfoliates dead skin cells built up on the surface.

 

Organic Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil)

Sunflower oil was traditionally used by Native Americans for their skin and hair and documented by European explorers in the 18th century. By the 19th century, sunflower oil was also used by European herbalists. It was later commercialised by Russians in the late 19th century for cooking.

Organic sunflower oil has a rich content of linoleic essential fatty acids to restore balance and prevent moisture loss. The organic orange peel contains polyphenols - an antioxidant, and properties to prevent breakouts and calm reactive skin.

We use organic sunflower oil to make the infused oil used in each of our facial oil serum blends. Infused oils is an age-old traditional method used for  herbal extractions and can be traced back as far as the Ancient Egyptians and were adopted by subsequent civilisations.

 

Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil)

Jojoba oil was traditionally used by the O’odham Native American tribe for treating their skin and hair. Mexico also has a tradition that values the use of Jojoba oil for beautiful hair and skin.

Jojoba oil is a liquid wax ester similar to the healthy oils our skin produces. It is a very gentle oil that suits sensitive skin. It improves skin hydration and can regulate oil production in the skin. It is very absorbent and has a light texture that easily penetrates the upper layers of the skin and therefore effectively delivers the nutrients needed for healthy-looking skin.

 

Organic Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil)

Apricot kernel oil has a tradition rooted in Chinese medicine. It has also been adopted into other Asian traditions.

Apricot kernel oil is a non-irritating, soothing oil that is similar to the oils that our skin produces. It is easily absorbent, with properties that soften the skin and form a film that prevents moisture loss. The nutrients in the oil help improve collagen production needed for healthy-looking skin and help calm reactive skin. 

 

Organic Rosehip Fruit Oil (Rosa Canina Fruit Oil)

There are historical records of the use of rosehip within many traditions throughout the world. There’s evidence of its use that goes as far back as the Mayans. Mayan women over 2000 years ago noted its youthful properties.

The rosehip fruit is the red fruit left on rose bushes after the rose flower dies. Rosehip fruits are cold-pressed to extract the oils that have a rich content of valuable nutrients needed for healthy-looking skin. It is nicknamed ‘Oil of Youth’ as it contains important vitamins to restore balanced skin and is able to improve oily skin. 

 

Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil Expressed)

Sweet oranges have a tradition in Chinese medicine and historically were used in Mediterranean folk traditions as a skin remedy. In the practice of aromatherapy, sweet orange is considered an uplifting and calming scent which is used to ease anxiety and calm nerves.

The name 'orange' came to the Mediterranean as 'naranj' by the Arabs which was adopted from the Persians and that was derived from the sanskrit word 'naranja' to describe it's colour. The mediterranean became the home of oranges which is why the word in arabic for oranges became ‘burtuqal’ when the Arab traders connected the fruit to the lush orange trees of Portugal. We use sweet orange essential oil from local producers in the Southern Italian region of Calabria. This region has preserved their tradition of farming citrus fruit and producing essential oils which go back centuries.

Sweet orange essential oils are known to brighten complexion, and improve uneven skin tone due to its microbial properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria responsible for oily skin breakouts. Oranges have an amazing bioflavonoid compound, called hesperidin, that brightens skin and improves uneven skin tone issues.

 

Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil)

Traditionally used in China, the bergamot fruit found its way to the Mediterranean and was used in Italian folk medicine to treat the skin. In the practice of aromatherapy, bergamot is considered a relaxing and refreshing scent used to improve mood. 

The name 'bergamot' can be traced back to the Turkish words 'bey armut' describing the fruit as 'Prince's Pear' during the Ottoman Empire and has a rooted tradition in the Southern Italian region, Calabria and where the bergamot oils we use come from.

Bergamot is a bitter citrus fruit that can balance the skin and improve uneven skin tone. It can prevent spots and pimples. The bergamot essential oils we use do not contain furanocoumarins (FC), a naturally occurring compound that could potentially cause sun sensitivity and reactions. They are gently removed using a natural process during steam distillation.