glossary

organic ingredients and resources found throughout new zealand’s beautiful landscape have inspired us to create natural skincare solutions of exceptional quality and purity.

enjoy healthy, certified organic products made from unique minerals found only in new zealand geothermal regions, pure extracts
and organic oils. our ingredients have been chosen for their ability to promote overall skin health and wellness.

here is a complete list of all the ingredients contained in geoskincare products. click on the arrow to learn more about each
ingredient.

aloe vera
extracted from the aloe vera plant leaf, which contains over 20 amino acids. the gel naturally replenishes lost moisture from the skin. calms and heals irritations.
allantoin
allantoin is healing, moisturising, soothing and anti-irritating.
apricot kernel oil
an anti-inflammatory and anti irritant. rich in vitamins c, a and e.
avacado oil
contains vital proteins for the skin and is rich in vitamins b1 and b2. excellent nourishment for the skin, hair and nails.
beeswax
substance made by bees to build the walls of their honeycomb. a thickening agent that has emollient properties for the skin.
bergamot essential oil
an excellent oil for helping to reduce, stress and tension. beneficial for treating psoriasis, eczema and helping oily skin.
borage oil
contains gamma linolenic acid and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
organic botanical infusion
a certified organic infusion of purified water and organic extracts.
capryl caprily glucoside
foaming cleanser derived from palm kernel oil and sugars.  has a very gentle and mild cleansing effect on the skin.
calendula oil
renowned for its anti-inflammatory, healing and soothing properties and is highly beneficial for skin disorders.
carrot oil
rich in vitamin a, c and b and is excellent for soothing inflammatory skin conditions.
castor oil
extracted from the castor bean. castor oil is rich in fatty acids that are very moisturising to the skin. acts as a humectant, attracting moisture to skin.
chamamile extract
soothing and anti-inflammatory. excellent for inflamed or dry skin.
chromium oxide green
chromium oxide green is an oil dispersible natural pigment.
citric acid
a naturally derived ph adjuster and natural preservative. found in a variety of citrus fruits.
cocoa butter
extracted from the cacao bean. rich in antioxidants.
cucumber extract
extracted from the fruit of the plant, cucumber helps to regulate and bind moisture. contains amino acids which strengthen the skin’s acid mantel. has a refreshing, soothing effect.
flaxseed oil
contains linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid which are vital for cell survival.
geogard ultra
a naturally derived preservative from gluconolactone (corn), calcium gluconate (calcium) and sodium benzoate (natural salt).
geothermal silica
rich in silica, potassium, magnesium, zinc and calcium. promotes synthesis, cell renewal and enzyme function in the skin.
ginseng extract
improves circulation, is rejuvenating, nourishing and great for revitalising and toning the skin.
grapefruit essential oil
an anti toxic, antibacterial and is effective for fluid retention, congested or oily skin.
grape seed extract
contains proteins, lipids, polyphnols (bioflavonoids). acts as a very effective antioxidant and helps to protect the skin from oxidative and free radical damage. helps with skin elasticity, reducing uv damage and premature aging.
grapeseed oil
rich in bioflavanoids and helps to strengthen cell membranes and protect against oxidative damage. has strong detoxifying and antioxidant properties.
green tea extract
anti oxidant containing catechin which penetrates into the cell, protecting the cell from free radicals. helps reduce swelling and has anti-inflammatory properties.
guar gum
a thickening gum naturally derived from the guar bean.
jasmine essential oil
tones dry, greasy, irritated and sensitive skin, increases elasticity and is often used to assist with stretch marks and to reduce scarring.
jojoba beads
naturally round spheres which are a delicate and gentle exfoliator.
jojoba oil
a rich oil which closely resembles sebum and contains a waxy substance which mimics collagen. a natural moisturiser.
juniperberry essential oil
helps to detoxify and clear congested skin and restore the skin to normal functioning. juniperberry has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties for skin.
kowhai extract
has excellent anti inflammatory and anti bacterial properties. a very good wound healer and wonderful for dry, itchy, sensitive skin.
lavender essential oil
a soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory oil.
lime essential oil
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macadamia nut oil
highly emollient, rich and nutritive. contains essential fatty acids found in sebum.
manuka honey
contains natural antioxidant properties that aid in rejuvenating the skin and protecting it from the damaging effects of uv. a natural humectant which helps to draw and keep moisture in the skin.
nettle extract
has anti bacterial and soothing, anti-inflammatory properties.
olive oil
helps to improve skin hydration. assists with fighting free radicals and improves skin elasticity.
olive leaf extract
a natural anti inflammatory and antioxidant. helps to reduce the effects of uv and free radical damage. has natural antibacterial properties and is very good for healing damaged skin.
palmarosa essential oil
helpful for dry, undernourished skin conditions. palmarosa is cooling and anti-inflammatory. particularly effective in helping reduce the signs of ageing and for soothing, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. 
patchouli essential oil
one of the most active and superb skin regenerators, which helps to stimulate the growth of new skin cells. in wound healing, it not only promotes faster healing, but also helps to prevent scarring when the wounds heal.
potassium hydroxide
an alkaline ph balancer derived from salts - commonly known as lye.
rose essential oil
a soothing, gentle oil, effective for dry or mature skin and sensitive skin.
rose gernaium essential oil
helps to balance the skin and has a regulatory effect on the hormonal system. clears sluggish and oily skin, while assisting with healing.
rosehip oil
high in omega 3 and omega 6. helps refine skin texture and is excellent antibacterial properties.
rosemary essential oil
stimulates cell renewal and improves dry or mature skin, easing lines and wrinkles. can also clear acne, blemishes or dull dry skin by fighting bacteria and regulating oil secretions. improves circulation and can reduce the appearance of broken capillaries.
rosewood essential oil
regarded as a superior cell stimulant and tissue generator, which makes it a great ingredient to include in skincare products and helps to regenerate and rejuvenate the skin
seaweed concentrate
packed with over 70 minerals, extremely nourishing and an excellent source of nutrients. seaweed concentrate contains vital minerals, enzymes, amino acids and antioxidants which help to regulate the skin.
shea butter
rich in cinnamon acid, shea butter helps to protect and moisturise the skin. helps the treatment of minor skin irritations.
sodium hydroxymethylglycinate
a preservative derived from the naturally occurring amino acid, glycine.
sodium cocoyl apple amino acids
amino acids and the soothing protein of oat amino acids and apples provide a gentle, sulfate free cleansing effect which lifts dirt from the skin. helps with cell metabolism and provides soothing relief for sensitive skin. helps combat external stress factors such as pollution and harsh environments.
sunflower oil
high in vitamin e and contains high levels of fatty acids. sunflower oil structure is close to sebum.
sweet orange essential oil
excellent for sensitive or dry skin, helps to improve circulation.
vitamin e
vitamin e (alpha tocopherol) is an anti-oxidant that assists in maintaining cell integrity.
washed blue clay (benonite)
a sedimentary clay which has the ability to absorb toxins, impurities, heavy metals and other contaminants. bentonite is a swelling clay which acts like a highly porous sponge.
wheatgerm oil
contains vitamin e & f and is a vital building block for cell growth.
white clay (kaolin)
a naturally derived mineral with excellent absorbent qualities. used to draw out impurities and toxins and helps to regulate and clear the skin of excess oil, dirt, pollutions and other waste materials. helps to stimulate and remineralise the skin.
witch hazel extract
naturally extracted from the leaves of the hamamelis plant.  has a cooling, healing, astringent effect.
xantham gum
a thickening agent consisting of fermented glucose or sucrose.
xyliance
a naturally derived emulsifier extracted from organic wheat oil.
ylang ylang oil
an uplifting oil that helps to refine and rebalance the skin. has antiseptic properties.

geothermal silica
the natural minerals found in new zealand geothermal silica include:

silica
the ‘beauty mineral’. is present in collagen and helps to prevent drying of the skin and premature wrinkling. silica is found in connective tissues, skin, muscles and glands.
potassium
helps to preserve proper alkalinity of body fluids and is essential for muscular and enzyme function.
magnesium
activates enzymes in the body. helps with promoting synthesis and maintains growth. magnesium is the primary regulator of electrical activity in the body.
sulphur
chiefly concentrated in muscles, skin, the brain and bones.  an anti-oxidant and is essential for fast healing of the skin.
calcium
maintains acid and alkaline balance in the body. controls the health of muscles and nerves and is the most important mineral for healthy bones and teeth.