Our product range is truly natural and certified organic. This has necessitated sourcing raw material from throughout the world, including New Zealand, to ensure purity, naturalness and quality are of the highest order. However, ‘natural’ also refers to the production process, which in our case, involves preparing by hand each product in batch lots.
Listed below is a description of the ingredients found in Carol Priest products.
Aloe Vera Leaf Extract
Used externally for its soothing, cooling and anti-irritant properties.
An aromatic extract derived from the leaves of apple mint.
Apricot Kernel Oil
A light but rich skin-conditioning emollient oil that is rich in vitamin A. It is easily absorbed into the skin making it ideal for mature, sensitive and oily skin.
A rich, dark green and highly penetrating oil. Contains essential fatty acids and is rich in proteins, minerals, beta carotene and vitamins A, D and E. Has a regenerating effect on the growth of connective skin tissue (collagen).
A natural fatty acid wax (arachidonic acid) produced by the honey bee. Used as a thickener and emulsifier.
Bitter Orange Flower Oil
An essential oil prepared from bitter orange flowers. Used for its calming properties. For mature and sensitive skin, scars, stretch marks and thread veins.
Bitter Orange Oil
An oil distilled from the leaves of the bitter orange tree, is also known as petitgrain oil. It has a tonic and therapeutic effect and features a fresh and slightly floral fragrance.
Borage Seed Oil
An oil from Borage, a plant with the highest gamma linoleic acid (GLA) content (23%). This oil helps to reinforce the protective membrane of the skin. Helps retain skin elasticity and prevents moisture loss and wrinkles. GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid that is found mostly in plant-based oils. Omega-6 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids that are necessary for human health.
Cabbage Rose Flower Oil
One of the most antiseptic flower essences available. Good for mature, dry or sensitive skin and to treat any kind of redness or inflammation. Used for its deep sweet rosy floral scent. Traditionally used for its therapeutic qualities.
Camel Grass Oil
This oil is cleansing, purifying and helps normalize oil production and reduce breakouts. It features antimicrobial, antiseptic and astringent properties.
Carrot Root Extract
Carrot infused into sweet almond oil provides a rich source of beta – carotene and provitamin A. A natural colour pigment and skin nutrient.
Carrot Seed Oil
A unique essential oil containing carotol and farnesol (both natural elements of essential oils) which are known for their skin rejuvenating properties. It improves the complexion by removing toxins and water build-up in the skin, making it excellent for problem skins.
Caster Seed Oil
A very moisturizing and lubricating oil that is rich in fatty acids. It acts as a humectant attracting moisture from the air to the skin. It is well suited in lip care for its very glossy affect on the skin.
Chlorophyllin Copper Complex
A natural, green, edible pigment extracted from green plants, e.g. alfalfa. It is used as a deodorizer but it is also known for its healing effects on scar tissue.
Derived from citrus fruit, citric acid is a natural preservative and is widely used in the cosmetics and food industries.
This essential oil is produced by steam distillation from the leaves of the clary sage herb. Used for its fresh herbaceous slightly pine like aroma. Has antimicrobial properties.
Cocoa Seed Butter
This is produced using the fat obtained from the roasted seeds of the cocoa bean, the fruit of the theobroma cacoa tree. The butter contains the following fatty acids: stearic, palmitic and oleic. This butter is widely used as an emollient and conditioning agent.
Used for its moisturising and emollient properties. Its saturated nature resists rancidity.
Comfrey Extract (Allantoin)
An essential extract of the comfrey plant. An unsurpassed natural healing agent for the skin. Has the ability to help heal minor wounds and skin ulcers. Stimulates the growth of healthy skin cells.
A lightweight finely-milled white certified organic flour, extracted from the starch endosperm of corn. It adds a natural silky slip application and provides oil-absorbing properties when used in loose facial powder. Naturally reduces shine and softens skin.
Damask Rose Flower Oil
Noted for its high vitamin C content and is used for broken capillaries, dry skin eczema and wrinkles. Has a superior perfume: a sweet, floral and slightly spicy scent.
Dog Rose Fruit Oil
Highly effective for use on wrinkles, scars and burn marks.
Its astringent properties make elderflower a favourite for greasy or problem skin and scalp.
Elemi Gum Extract
A strongly antiseptic resin with a citrusy and spicy aroma. Topically it has shown to have a toning and tightening effect when used in hair products. It balances the secretion of sebum of the scalp.
This aromatic oil is a highly effective antiseptic.
Evening Primrose Oil
An essential oil derived from the evening primrose. The secret of the evening primrose is in the seed, which contains gamma linoleic acid (GLA). This oil is well known for its healing powers in a wide range of ailments. GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid that is found mostly in plant-based oils. Omega-6 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids are necessary for human health.
An aromatic resin from the boswellia tree. It is known for its scent and aids in healthy skin.
German Chamomile Flower Extract
An extract of the white and yellow daisy heads of the German chamomile flower. An excellent skin soother and anti-inflammatory agent. Reputed to bring down swelling and pain in the skin and mucous membranes.
Grape Seed Oil
An unscented carrier oil. It is quickly and deeply absorbed by the skin. Suitable for delicate or oily skin due to its lightness.
Grapefruit Peel Extract
Refreshing and cooling essential oil high in vitamin C and alpha hydroxy fruit acids. Has detoxifying and astringent properties.
Green Tea Extract
The tannins in green tea extract have an antioxidant and astringent effect in their interaction with proteins. One of the polyphenols in green tea (epigallocatehcin galate – EGCC) is believed to be many times more effective than vitamin E in the neutralization of free radicals.
A surfactant derived from modified guar gum. Used for its conditioning and detangling properties.