At Comvita® we know that you want real results from your skincare. You want to have younger looking skin - for longer. So we carefully select ingredients for our formulations that we know will address the signs of aging on your skin. We call these our active ingredients, and what’s even more special, we source them all from nature. Because we believe in the power of nature.
Apple cider vinegar
Made from the juice of pressed apples. An excellent natural skin toner and exfoliator that helps to gently loosen dead skin cells. Leaves skin feeling wonderfully soft.
Argan kernel oil
A cold-pressed, extra virgin, eco-certified oil with exceptional moisturising properties to help keep the cuticle supple and the nail flexible, reducing nail breakages as well as supporting the skin’s natural protective barrier. Produced by the Targanine co-op in Morocco, which takes responsibility for educating local populations about sustainable harvesting and also educates local Berber women.
Argan kernel oil, Saw Palmetto fruit extract & Sesame seed (a special combination of these three ingredients)
A perfectly balanced polyphenol formula that helps to control and reduce sebum production, especially in the T-zone area of the face. Also a wonderful skin conditioner.
Cold-pressed extra virgin oil from New Zealand grown avocadoes. Low temperatures ensure precious nutrients such as Vitamins A and E remain intact. A fine oil that is easily absorbed into the skin where it moisturises and softens, protecting the skin from dryness and promoting elasticity.
A sugar acid, derived from pectin which typically comes from apples but can also come form lemons and beetroot. Slows the signs of aging by protecting skin from daily environmental damage.
The gum found at the base of the leaves of this native flax, is often referred to as the native New Zealand equivalent of Aloe vera gel, and was traditionally used as a first aid treatment for a variety of skin ailments. Extract from the leaves is used in our skincare to calm and soothe the skin.
HUNI®XA™ Manuka honey
Comvita’s® breakthrough discovery - a unique type of Manuka honey that smooths the appearance of wrinkles. Skin feels firm and lifted.
Certifed organic extract from the Hyssop plant cultivated in the Swiss Alps. Its anti-oxidant, antiseptic and astringent qualities make it perfect for balancing oily skins.
Gentle exfoliating beads that brighten and clarify without scratching or irritating the skin.
Jojoba esters & Jojoba oil
Provides all day moisturisation while cleverly helping to balance oil production in the skin.
A fine white clay with excellent absorbent and astringent properties. Purifies the skin by drawing out impurities and toxins thereby clearing excess oil, dirt and pollution.
The heart shaped leaves of the native New Zealand Kawakawa bush were traditionally used as first aid treatment for a variety of skin ailments. Extract from the leaves is used in our skincare to calm and soothe the skin.
A powerful anti-aging ingredient extracted from wool. Promotes the elasticity, hydration levels and tone of the skin. Skin feels firmer and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is minimised.
Kiwifruit seed oil
A super fine oil rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids and Vitamin. Absorbs easily to provide exceptional moisturising and conditioning for dry and rough skin. Sourced from the seeds of New Zealand-grown kiwifruit.
The Kowhai tree is best known for its bright yellow flowers which are much loved by native New Zealand bird life. The leaves of the tree were traditionally used for their cleansing and soothing properties. Extract from the leaves is used in our skincare to calm and cleanse the skin.
Both the leaves and the flowers of this native New Zealand plant have the amazing ability to lather when rubbed together in with water. These lathering properties are derived from natural surfactants known as saponins which have gentle cleansing attributes. Traditionally used as a natural soap alternative, we use extract from the leaves in our cleansing products to gently cleanse and calm the skin.
Liquorice root extract
Brightens and visibly evens skin tone. Helps to reduce the appearance of age-spots and hyper-pigmentation and increase skin radiance.
A highly nourishing oil rich in monosaturated fatty acids. Perfect for moisturising the skin and promoting skin smoothness and suppleness.
Drawn from the new shoots of the potent New Zealand black tree fern, famous for its widely recognized koru frond – a symbol synonymous with New Zealand. The leaves of the mamaku fern were traditionally used for their soothing properties. Used in our skincare to calm and soothe the skin.
A leaf extract of the native New Zealand Manuka bush which is also the source of our famous Manuka honey. The leaves of this plant were traditionally used as a first aid treatment for a variety of skin and muscular ailments. We use it in our skincare to calm and soothe the skin.
Myrrh resin extract
Plumps up the skin with intensive moisturising resulting in firmer, tighter feeling skin and visibly reducing the depth of wrinkles.
Oat beta glucan
Made from oats. Moisturises the skin and also promotes skin firmness and elasticity. Combined with its protective film forming effects, helps to reduce the visible signs of ageing.
Olive leaf extract
Freshly extracted from the leaves of Comvita’s® own Olive plantation in Australia. A natural anti-oxidant to improve skin condition.
The Pohutukawa tree is known as New Zealand’s Christmas tree because of its bright red flowers that bloom in December. The leaves of this native tree have a natural toning benefit.
Bees produce propolis by gathering resin or sap from plants and combining it with enzymes. It is then used by bees to seal and sterilize their hives. Used in skincare for its cleansing and purifying properties.
Red micro-algae extract
With its high molecular weight and unique mineral composition, offers excellent moisturising properties. Has been found to aid in the exchange of nutrients and moisture between the top two layers of the skin. The result is visibly improved skin hydration, tone and smoothness.
Helps to visibly tone and firm by tightening the pores of the skin.
Extracted from the seeds of the rose bush. Contains Vitamins C and A and essential fatty acids to help slow the signs of ageing, leaving the skin looking visibly firmer with fine lines and wrinkles smoothed.
This is the food produced by worker bees to feed larvae. Queen bees are fed solely on this substance. Rich in essential vitamins and minerals, it is used in skincare for its exceptional ability to moisturize. Dry, dull skin is hydrated and refreshed.
Easily penetrates the skin to provide intensive moisturisation, increasing hydration and promoting skin softness. Produced from the crushed kernel of the nut of the Karite tree which grows in West Africa.
Freshwater silt sourced from the lakes of Eastern Europe. Refines skin texture, promotes elasticity and evens out skin tone.
Derived from wheat and known as an exceptional moisturiser. Increases hydration in the skin resulting in a smoother, more toned appearance.
Willow bark extract
Sloughs off dead skin cells and deep cleanses pores making it perfect for oily or acne prone skin. Also provides natural exfoliating activity to smooth the appearance of skin.
Witch hazel water
A natural astringent, which cleans and conditions the skin gently, helping to remove excess oil. It imparts a very cool soothing sensation and helps to visibly tone and firm the skin.
Sourced from soy beans and sunflower seeds. An anti-oxidant renown for its ability to slow the signs of ageing on the skin.
Zizyphus Joazeiro extract
The Zizyphus Joazeiro tree is native to Brazil and grows up to 10 metres high. The bark of the tree yields a large amount of saponins, which have natural soaping and cleansing properties.
Link to the main Comvita® Ingredients Glossary here