Skincare | Waxing

Plant to Product: Natural Ingredients in Skincare

The Power of Natural Ingredients

One of the key values of Ashmira Botanica is to create products which are packed full of natural, botanical ingredients. By prioritising natural ingredients, we ensure that your skin is free from parabens and drying alcohols that could create or worsen skin problems like spots, redness, or ingrown hairs. We choose ingredients with proven skin benefits so that your skin leaves every treatment feeling flawless, silky smooth and healthy. Keep reading to find out more about some of our hero ingredients in both waxing and skincare.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is produced from fruit kernels of the argan tree, commonly found in Morocco. It is sometimes referred to as liquid gold.

What are the benefits?

  • High in Vitamin E and antioxidants, which offer protection to the skin.
  • Encourages blood flow, to regenerate the skin
  • Moisturising, the natural agents and fatty acids in argan oil make it effective at sealing in moisture and hydrating the skin.
  • Effective anti-ageing protection

Where do we use it?

Argan oil is used in both our Mulberry Peelable and Wild Violet waxes as well as our pre and post waxing range. It really is one of our hero ingredients! We use argan oil to ensure your skin is moisturised and hydrated during and after a wax.

Rice

The healing and cosmetic benefits of rice have been known for thousands of years. Royal physicians used rice as a medicinal ingredient, and women of the imperial court used it to care for their hair and skin.

What are the Benefits?

  • Rich in Vitamins B and E
  • Brightens the skin, leaving you with healthy, glowing skin
  • Starch content can boost skin barrier health
  • Evens out skin tone and texture

Where do we use it?

Rice is a key ingredient for our skincare range. The Restore and Illuminate Rice Balm, as well as the Renew and Glow Face Polish and Body Polish are all made from rice. The antioxidants, minerals and vitamins in rice provide a revitalising and brightening effect to facial and body treatments, leaving your skin with a beautiful glow.

Aloe

Aloe has been used both medicinally and as a skincare product for thousands of years, and was even mentioned in the New Testament. Used by Ancient Civilisations, aloe comes from the aloe vera succulent plant.

What are the benefits?

  • Cooling and soothing, to calm redness or irritation on skin
  • Supports the growth of new skin tissue, as it increases the availability of oxygen to the skin
  • Antioxidants help to slow down ageing process of skin
  • Contains 98% water, so is beneficial for moisturising and hydrating the skin

Where do we use it?

Aloe is used in several of our products. Our Skin Cleanser contains aloe, and its cooling effects as well as antibacterial properties are used to prepare the skin before a wax. Aloe is a key ingredient in many of our post wax products like Comfort Balm and Purifying Skin Spritz to soothe the skin and help reduce bumps, redness and other after wax skin concerns.

For the skincare range, the Hydrate and Nourish Aloe Glow is an aloe gel which can either be used alone or mixed to heal and balance the skin in several treatments.

Purslane Extract

Also known as little hogweed, it is an extract of the purslane succulent plant which has often been used for healing due to its antioxidants and reputation as a superfood (high in Omega 3 fatty acids).

What are the Benefits?

  • Full of antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E
  • Anti-inflammatory properties that protect and nourish the skin
  • Helpful for hydrating dry skin
  • Anti-ageing benefits from the activation of telomerase

Where do we use it?

Purslane extract is used in our Replenishing Body Lotion, an important post-wax product. We use Purslane to moisturise the skin after it has been waxed. The anti-inflammatory properties also soothe the skin and help to reduce redness.

If you have any questions about our products or ingredients, please feel free to email us at contactus@ashmirabotanica.com or phone us at 01823428588.