We are passionate about what we do and ensure that we create products that meet our own high standards with regards to the effects on our skin, our skin health and overall health.
Our products contain many active ingredients that will plump the skin giving it a natural glow, suppleness and beauty. The quality of our products depends on the raw materials and at Element 8 we use only the finest components and extracts. We are proud to source only ethical, organic, safe ingredients from around the world. While most of our ingredients are from natural sources, the important thing to us at Element 8 is the safety profile of each ingredient. Being natural in itself is not enough to guarantee the ingredient would meet our standards. In fact there are many irritating, harmful and dangerous ‘natural’ ingredients.
Some of our products contain nut oils so please be aware of this if you suffer from a nut allergy. It is generally the protein of the nut that causes the allergic response and not the oil but we would rather you didn’t take the risk. As with any new product patch testing is a must. We also do not recommend that you use these products on children and in particular on a child that suffers from eczema. They are designed for adults only.
Ingredients in our products
* = All oils in our products are organic, cold pressed and sustainably sourced.
|Argan Oil*||Vitamin E rich ‘liquid gold’ has anti-aging and sebum regulating benefits. Improves elasticity and cell strength of facial skin.
|Avocado*||Enhances skins ability to generate collagen thus protecting the skin against age-related wrinkles, fine lines and other aging signs. Soothes dry and itchy skin.
|Sweet Almond*||Protects against oxidative stress & UV radiation damage
A natural emollient locking in moisture. Plumps and firms the skin.
|Jojoba*||Promotes skin health by soothing and softening, balancing oil levels and preventing irritations and rough patches. Rich in Iodine, which fights bacteria that lead to breakouts. Vitamin E, B- complex and anti-oxidants naturally slow down signs of aging.
|Borage*||This oil is the richest natural source of the essential fatty acid gamma-linoleic acid which has been shown to one of the most effective agents for maintenance of healthy skin and treatment of skin disorders
|Rosehip*||Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, rich in essential fatty acids to help repair and regenerate damaged tissue. Vitamin E and C which brightens skin and restores skins tone.
|Willow Bark Extract||Astringent, anti-inflammatory, soothing and conditioning properties. Contains salicylic acid, a BHA that is a natural exfoliant so has the ability to help skin shed dead cells and clear pores; it can also stimulate new cell formation. Contains phenolic acids as well as flavonoids, tannins and minerals which all allow it to aid in skin rejuvenation. A sunscreen should be worn with this product.
|Hyaluronic Acid ||It helps retain collagen, increase moisture, and provide elasticity and flexibility. It hydrates and plumps the skin.
|Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate|
Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract
Populus Tremuloides Bark
Extract (and) Gluconolactone.
|Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Paraben-free, all natural preservative
|Olive M 1000||PEG- free naturally derived emulsifier safe and clinically tested to be hypoallergenic.
|Bisabolol||Tames inflammations, fades hyperpigmentation and helps fade/soften fine lines and wrinkles: Bisabolol has been found to inhibit the enzymes in skin that can break down collagen, and at the same time, to stimulate collagen production.
|Vitamin E||An anti-oxidant helping to protect against UV damage. Rich in fatty acids vital to help maintain optimal skin health. It is particularly good for dry skin conditions and can help rejuvenate, revitalise and restore the skins natural elasticity.
|1,2-Hexanediol (and) Caprylyl Glycol||This preservative was chosen for its high purity, its free of oxiranes and peroxides with an excellent safety and toxicological profile.
Our data sources include:
European Chemicals Agency: https://echa.europa.eu
European Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety: http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety_en
US Food and Drug Administration: https://www.fda.gov
Environmental Skin Deep Cosmetics Database: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
Cosmetics Ingredients Review: http://www.cir-safety.org
Feel free to contact us if you are interested or concerned about any specific ingredient.