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Au Natural's Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary

Uniquely Powerful & Potent (Our Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary)

Our commitment to our subscribers is to use ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients that feed the skin, where possible from New Zealand. Take a look at our cosmetic ingredient dictionary below.

New Zealand Active 16+ Mānuka Honey:
An antibacterial, super antioxidant, rich in amino and essential fatty acids;
A celebrated natural humectant drawing moisture into skin; promoting skin cell repair and collagen production.

New Zealand Kanuka Honey:
Contains hydrogen peroxide which is a natural antiseptic, provides a natural barrier to bacteria and further infection. Reduces redness whilst speeding up repair and minimizing scarring.

New Zealand Mānuka Oil:
Leaves, flowers and branches of the native tea tree (Manuka) through steam distillation produce this antibacterial and stress relieving oil, well known as a natural remedy for irritated and problematic skins.

New Zealand Pure Bee Venom:
Ethically harvested, by Will a local apiarist who loves bees more than humans. Using a micro-damage–micro-repair philosophy, skin reacts gently, improving blood circulation to the deeper layers of the skin and collagen and elastin production.

New Zealand Kiwifruit Extract:
Rich in Vitamin C, this fruit acid is a superhero, packed with antioxidants designed to fight free radicals that damage skin. Concentrated levels reduce redness and brighten the skin, targeting dark spots and maintaining the skins natural pH.

New Zealand Avocado Oil:
Grown in nutrient-rich volcanic soil, the extracted oil is rich in antioxidants, EFA’s and has every nutrient your skin needs to reduce age spots, stay hydrated and moisturized whilst promoting a more youthful appearance.

New Zealand Grape Seed Extract:
This buzzed-about anti-aging ingredient is rich in antioxidants that help to eliminate oxidative stress, reduce redness and help to rebuff negative environmental influences, brightening a tired looking skin and improving elasticity. (We love it that this ingredient would be waste and go to landfill if we did not use it).

New Zealand Ponga Fern:
Used for centuries by the Maori people to repair and protect their skin, Ponga Fern is a clever composition of polysaccharides providing a barrier to aid in skin relief and prevent skin slackening.

New Zealand Glacial Clay:
A unique 100% natural green clay, high in mineral content due to its glacial and volcanic origins to heal, strengthen, rejuvenate and deeply cleanse your skin.

New Zealand Rotorua White Mud:
This natural cleansing, antiseptic and healing mud is rich in minerals. On drying this mud will generate heat, increasing blood circulation and perspiration, helping to eliminate toxins whilst absorbing excess oils and fatty secretions from within the skin’s pores. Leaving the skin fresh, clean and balanced.

Vanilla Oil:
Is a great source of B Vitamins which play an important role in maintaining healthy skin. Calming and relaxing, vanilla oil is effective in the regeneration process of the skin, prevents it from drying and creates a cozy sense of wellbeing. This oil is also used as an effective natural way of preserving our skincare.

Moringa Oil:
Amazing miracle tree with many health benefits. Each and every component of the Moringa tree is edible. The natural vitamin C in moringa oil boosts collagen, helping reduce fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. This nutrient-dense oil makes for an excellent active ingredient, well known for its antibacterial and nourishing properties.

Sustainable sources and free from U.S. allergens, Au’s retinol penetrates the outer layers of the skin to deeply repair; restores suppleness, plumps skin, smooth fine lines, and improves collagen production.

Salicylic Acid:
Also known as 2-hydroxybenzoic acid, Salicylic Acid occurs naturally in the bark of willow tree, Salicylic acid is widely used as an FDA approved safe and effective acne drug product. Salicylic acid is a naturally occurring and synthetically produced beta hydroxy acid, gently aiding in the repair of problematic skin.

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