Tsubaki – (soo-baw-kee) – KICHI’s Hero Ingredient
An ability to bloom throughout the winter is what makes the Tsubaki Flower both precious and potent. Known as The Rose of Winter, the oil harvested from its seeds is treasured for its exceptional capacity to prevent water loss and act deep within the skin to replenish its barrier.
Although it’s considered a centuries-old beauty secret among Japanese women, this ultra-nourishing oil has yet to be truly discovered across many areas of the world.
A rich source of Oleic Acid (Omega 9) that contains up to 80%, polyphenols, vitamins A, D, C, and E, and other antioxidants, Tsubaki oil’s unique composition makes it the ultimate anti-aging companion.
Deriving from the Prickly Pear Cactus, Prickly Pear Seed Oil is full of essential fatty acids such as omega 6 and 9, antioxidants and polyphenols, along with vitamins K and E. Containing a higher concentration of Vitamin E than any other beauty oil (up to 150% more than argan oil), it helps to restore elasticity, as well as diminishing the appearance of fine lines and dark spots. It’s also rich in amino acids, which are known to stimulate collagen production and promote faster cell turnover.
A popular oriental herb, Ashwagandha – or Indian Ginseng –supports the calming of frayed epidermal layers while strengthening the immune system by helping it adapt to stress. Hailed for its regenerative properties, this ayurvedic ingredient is thought to be able to help even out tone, unclog pores and support natural suppleness.
What was once a natural ingredient used by local tribes in Chile, is now cherished in cosmetics for being high in fatty acids, vitamins A, B, C and E, and precious Ellagic Acid. A strong antioxidant and neutralizer of free radicals, Maqui Berry Oil is known to boost the skin’s natural repair process, leaving it with a rejuvenated glow.
This lightweight oil acts as a humectant, meaning moisture is held within the skin for a plump and revitalised complexion. Rich in fatty acids, vitamin E and various minerals, it nourishes the skin in turn reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Pomegranate Seed oil is studied as an antibacterial and inflammatory ingredient, which supports skin in fighting breakouts.
A hydration hero, Red Raspberry oil is filled with Vitamin A, C and E to help protect the skin against pollution and oxidative stress. Antioxidant-rich with plenty of fatty acids, it works as an oil production controller while calming inflammation and nourishing the skin barrier.
Copious in molecules tiny enough to penetrate deep into the epidermis, Rosehip Oil contains a cocktail of anti-aging ingredients including vitamin C, E and antioxidants such as Omega 3, 6 and 9. These fatty acids support the skin’s protective barrier, while its non-greasy and hydrating texture plays a role in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and improving its overall tone.
Given that oils are fats that oxidize when they come into contact with air, it’s important to add a natural preservative that will stop them from going rancid. A form of Vitamin E, Tocopherol is added to slow down this oxidative rancidity process, giving your oil a longer shelf life.