Organic Active ingredients: the 411

Behind every great serum are a roll call of great active ingredients.

We’ve just launched our Back to Life Hydration Serum, which we’re calling, the serum for people who can’t tolerate serums.

Our challenge?

We needed to develop a product that was not only powerful in its performance, but so lightweight it can be used on any skin type. No problem.

Using ingredients like Propylene Glycol, Ethanol, synthetic thickeners and Silicones, which are found in many serums wasn’t an option – as they’re known to irritate sensitive skin.

Instead, we found two performance-driven organic actives to do what we needed the serum to do – drive water into the skin, and hold it there.

Hyaluronic acid:

Hyaluronic Acid isn’t actually an acid, but a glycosaminoglycan, which is basically a very large sugar that naturally occurs in our skin and joints.

Known for being hydrophilic, it will draw and hold onto water, and so it plays a huge role in retaining moisture. We use ultra low molecular weight (which means tiny molecules of) Hyaluronic Acid, so it can penetrate into the skin easily. These clever molecules act like a sponge to bind water to the skin, helping to keep skin healthy and plumped up.


We know berries to be powerful ingredients when it comes to what we eat, and the same goes for skin food. Rich in antioxidants, this trio of indigenous Australian berries support the skin’s natural moisture barrier and protect against water loss.

(1) Pepperberry (Tasmannia lanceolata)

The pepperberry tree is a hardy mountain-growing species. Pepperberry is rich in antioxidants (anthocyanins & rutins) protecting cells from oxidative damage. The fruit extract has shown to have an antioxidant power three times greater than blueberries.

(2) Riberry (Syzygium luehmannii)

Riberry is a small rainforest pink-fruit also named ‘Lilly Pilly” by the Aborigines. Riberry contains antioxidants (vitamin E & anthocyanins) and nutritious skin elements like essential minerals (magnesium, calcium, potassium).

(3) Muntries (Kunzea pomifera)

Muntries is one of the oldest Australian bush foods in the diet of the Aborigines. Muntries are rich in antioxidants (anthocyanins). The natural wax content found in the berry nourishes the skin and provides a barrier against moisture loss.

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