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ALPHA BISABOLOL

Chamomile flower extract that enhances absorption and helps soothe and restore sensitive and irritated skin. It has antioxidant properties, protecting the skin from free radical damage and helping improve the visible signs of aging.

ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS (AHA's)

An exfoliant or keratolytic which loosens dead skin cells on the face to help reduce dullness, surface discolouration, fine lines and refine pores. Used on the body, it can help to break down the build-up of thickened and calloused skin. AHA's include Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid and Citric Acid. See Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA) for Salicylic Acid.

ALLANTOIN

An effective moisturising ingredient which protects dry, damaged, or chapped skin by sealing in moisture and is ideal for sensitive or irritable skin. It encourages the skin’s natural restoring process by stimulating new cell growth. It encourages sensitive skin to become more resilient. May help in the treatment of skin ulcers, wounds, burns, sunburn, acne and skin prone to eczema and psoriasis.

ALOE VERA

Naturally cooling, soothing and hydrating - great for sunburn. Restores dry and damaged skin. It helps soothe itching, tone skin and stimulate collagen production. Plunkett's Pure Aloe Vera contains certified organic aloe barbadensis leaf extract.

AQUAXYL

A naturally derived product, it helps to moisturise and rebuild the skin structure. Provides 30% more hydration than glycerin alone, and 30% improved skin texture. One application gives hydration for 48 hours.

ARNICA

An extract from a herb from the sunflower family. It helps reduce bruising and improve wound healing.

AVOCADO OIL

A natural oil that is high in essential fatty acids and vitamins. It nourishes and moisturises the skin. It may help relieve inflammation in Eczema and Psoriasis prone skin by supporting healing and soothing the skin.

BEESWAX

A natural wax extracted from beehives. Provides a protective, non-comedogenic barrier to combat moisture loss, thereby helping to restore skin's natural balance. Moisturises the skin and restores dry, cracked skin.

BEHENYLTRIMONIUM METHOSULPHATE

A conditioning agent, derived from Rape Seed Oil, that softens skin.

BERGAMOT

An essential oil with a citrus-like fragrance and also has a distinctive spicy/floral quality. Blends well with other aromas to produce naturally pleasing, complex scents.

BETA CAROTENE

Mainly extracted from carrots, Beta-Carotene is a precursor to vitamin A, a potent anti-oxidant which helps reinforce the skin’s protective barrier and helps protect against UVA-light induced damage.

BETA GLUCAN

Extracted from the cell wall of grains eg. oat kernels. Helps to reduce redness and other sensitive skin reactions. Also good for the immune system and helps restore skin after excessive sun exposure, rashes, mild burns, and wounds. Promotes smooth, healthy, and more youthful skin.

Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs)

There is only one BHA used in skincare - Salicylic Acid. It gently exfoliates surface skin cells and discolouration, and helps unclog pores. Increases skin cell turnover, collagen production and improves barrier function.

BLADDERWRACK

A type of seaweed which is rich in various types of vitamin B helping to soothe irritated skin and calm inflammation. Also contains antioxidants that neutralize free radicals from environmental aggressors like pollution and pollen.

CALC SULPH

A homeopathic tissue salt.

CALENDULA

An oil extracted from Marigold flowers with restorative qualities to aid wound healing, soothes eczema and psoriasis prone skin, and relieves rashes and skin irritations.

CANDELILLA WAX

A plant based, vegan wax that is hypoallergenic, occlusive and non-comedogenic.

CAPRYLIC / CAPRIC GLUCOSIDE

A mild, coconut derived surfactant for cleansing skin.

CAPRYLIC / CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

A gentle, non-greasy coconut derived emollient that helps restore the skin's protective barrier while replenishing moisture, leaving skin soft and smooth.

CARROT SEED OIL

Rich in vitamins A, C and E. Rejuvenates dry and damaged skin, slows wrinkle formation and brightens the complexion.

CASTOR (SEED) OIL (Ricinus Communis)

An emollient rich, highly nourishing oil which penetrates into the skin tissue to soften and soothe skin.

CEDARWOOD OIL

An essential oil with a distinctive woody, spicy scent that is used as a natural fragrance.

CETOMACROGAL

An emulsifier used to make sorbolene cream which moisturises and softens skin.

CETYL STEARYL ALCOHOL

A fatty alcohol, not to be confused with a “bad” alcohols (eg. Ethanol), which is a non-irritating emollient and is beneficial for softening and soothing dry skin.

CHAMOMILE EXTRACT

Also known as Bisabolol, Chamomile extract helps soothe and restore sensitive and irritated skin. It has antioxidant properties, protecting the skin from free radical damage and helping improve the visible signs of aging.

CHITIN

An excellent hydrating agent which moisturises and protects the skin from drying. The film-forming ability helps provide long-lasting effects.

COAL TAR

Used on the skin to ease itching, scaling, and flaking due to skin conditions such as psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. Works by causing the skin to shed dead cells from its top layer and slow down the growth of skin cells, decreasing scaling and dryness.

COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (CAPB)

A surfactant derived from coconuts. CAPB creates lather. It also interacts with water making the water molecules slippery so they don’t stick together but instead bond with dirt and oil. When you rinse off the wash, the dirt rinses away with it.

COCOA BUTTER

Butter derived from the cocoa bean. The emollient properties act as a protective barrier by providing and retaining moisture in the skin. It is rich in antioxidants and has a high content of Vitamin E which protects skin from free-radical damage. It is also high in fatty acids to hydrate and nourish skin and improve skin elasticity.

COCONUT OIL

Contains Vitamin E, essential amino acids, and caprylic and lauric acid. Helps restore skin’s natural barrier function. Helps maintain the natural skin flora. Locks-in moisture by slowing down evaporation. Moisturising and nourishing and smoothes dry skin. Has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

COPPER

A tissue salt.

CUCUMBER

A well-known skin super-food, rich in vitamins and nutrients providing soothing and cooling effects. Cucumber is 96% water, making it the perfect hydrating agent. It is generally suitable for sensitive skin.

DERMAXYL

Dermaxyl is an anti-aging, wrinkle smoothing and cutaneous barrier repair ingredient, that stimulates cell communication and then repairs the age related skin damage. Cosmetically, this product is used in skincare and make-up aimed at preventing and fighting wrinkles. it is a unique combination of ceramides and hexapeptide that reverses dry skin and combats wrinkles. 40% reduction in wrinkles around eyes and 80% improvement in wrinkles around lips. Reduces wrinkles by 36% after 56 days. +227% stimulation of GCP-2 expression by Pal-VGVAPG (skin repair) 40% reduction in surface area occupied by deep wrinkles (2 months) 25% reduction in surface area occupied by medium wrinkles (2 months)

DIMETHICONE

A type of silicone which forms a hydrating barrier on skin and helps prevent moisture loss. Acts as a protective coating that shields skin with a non-greasy barrier to prevent the loss of vital moisture that leads to cracking and drying out of skin.

DISODIUM CAPRYLOYL GLUTAMATE

A mild surfactant or cleansing agent derived from coconut. Has special characteristics such as deodorising, anti-acne and also anti-dandruff properties. An alternative to sulphates commonly used in detergents.

DODECYL SODIUM SULPHOACETATE/ sodium lauryl sulphoacetate (SLSA)

A mild, skin friendly surfactant that provides rich lather. An alternative to sulphates commonly used in detergents.

EMU OIL

Helps increase penetration and hydration. Contains Vitamin E and has anti-inflammatory properties. Promotes the healing of wounds and may assist skin conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and rashes.

EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

An antioxidant and emollient that contains both Omega 3 and 6, fatty acids. Helps promote healthy skin growth and reduce trans-epidermal water loss.

EYESERYL

A peptide (Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5) that promotes skin elasticity and smoothness, designed specifically for the delicate skin around the eyes. Clinical results include a 70% improvement in puffiness in 15 days and 95% of trialists saw improvement in eye bags within 2 months. Also, skin was more elastic by 30% after 30 days and significant improvement in dark circles after 15 days.

FERULIC ACID CYTOVECTOR

Ferulic Acid is found in the seeds and leaves of plants such as oats, wheat and rice. It is an antioxidant that helps to improve the overall integrity and health of the skin by reducing wrinkles, fine lines and spots. John Plunkett's SuperFade Accelerator Serum contains Ferulic Acid in a patented cytovector technology that allows superior intracellular penetration of Ferulic Acid increasing the speed and degree of inhibition of melanin synthesis.

FISH OIL

Contains high levels of omega 3 and 6, fatty acids that can improve skin barrier function, inhibit UV-induced inflammation and hyperpigmentation, relieve dry skin asssociated with dermatitis and aid wound healing.

GLUCOSAMINE

Glucosamine helps promote the synthesis of hyaluronic acid, improve the skin's moisture and elasticity, prevent and relieve skin roughness, and inhibit the formation of fine lines.

GLYCERIN

A well-known humectant which moisturises the skin by attracting moisture to the skin thereby strengthening the skin's protective barrier.

GLYCOLIC ACID

An AHA that quickly and effectively exfoliates the outer layer of old skin cells. Increases turnover of skin cells and promotes new cell growth. The clinical strength 25% glycolic acid found in John Plunkett's SuperBright Exfoliating Skin Brightener, is salon strength producing an overnight action of laser-like resurfacing.

GRAPE SEED OIL (Vitis Vinifera)

Contains vitamin E and omega 3 and 6, fatty acids. Improves the skin’s moisture, softness, and ability to bounce back. Protects against free radicals.

GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT

It is a great source of antioxidants, Vitamin C and Vitamin E that protects the skin from harmful irritants and free radicals.

HOMEOPATHIC TISSUE SALTS

Essential skin nutritiants that include Silica, Kali Sulph, Nat Mur. 

HONEY

Rich source of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Known for anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Softens and soothes skins.

HYALURAMINE-100 (HMW)

High molecular weight works on the skin surface to revitalise skin to look and feel softer with water binding and water attracting attributes. Helps to increase the naturally occuring hyaluronic acid that skin loses with age.

HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in skin and is able to attract and retain up to 1000x its weight in moisture, replenishing skin and enhancing a healthy, supple look and feel. Hyaluronic acid enhances moisture content in the skin as well as revitalising the skin’s surface, so it looks and feels softer, smoother and radiantly hydrated, with visible improvement of fine lines and wrinkles. High molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluramine) is used to improve the look and feel of skin, while low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate) is able to penetrate and bind water, plumping and hydrating the skin from within.

HYDROLYSED KERATIN

Helps repair existing nail damage, restoring elasticity and prevents nails from flaking and breaking.

HYDROQUINONE

Hydroquinone is recognised as the GOLD standard for fading pigmentation. John Plunkett's SuperFade is the only product in Australia that contains Hydroquinone. Helps fade freckles, brown marks and pigmentation which is caused by excess sun exposure and hormonal variations.

JASMINE

An essential oil which has a rich fragrance with a sweet, white floral note.

JOJOBA OIL

Pronounced ho-ho-ba; an emollient that soothes the skin by mimicing the skin’s natural oils to enhance absorption and keep skin smooth, supple and moisturised. Suitable for acne, eczema, scars, psoriasis, sunburn, chapped skin, pigmentation, as well as dry and sensitive skin. Rich in Vitamin B to improve skin condition and Vitamin E to stimulate collagen.

KALI SULPH

A homeopathic tissue salt.

KAOLIN

An innovative natural clay mineral that has proven efficacy for oil control. Stops skin feeling slippery or greasy.

LACTIC ACID

A natural AHA, derived from milk. It has a keroyltic action, exfoliating and removing dead skin and callouses.

LACTOKINE

Derived from milk, promotes vitalization of the skin protection system. Stimulates cell regeneration and protects skin, counteracting possible irritation from exfoliants.

LAVENDER OIL

An essential oil which is known to have anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe and restore red, irritated or blotchy skin.

LEMON MYRTLE (Backhousia Citrodora)

An essential oil from an Australian native tree with an invigorating and uplifting fragrance profile.

LEMON PEEL EXTRACT

An essential oil with a powerful, fresh, traditional fragrance that is energising and uplifting.

LEMON SCENTED TEA TREE

An essential oil from an Australian native tree with a sweet eucalyptus/lemon note and a delightfully fresh scent.

LIQUID PARAFFIN

A mineral oil that has excellent water retaining properties, locking moisture into the skin. It forms an occlusive barrier and acts as an emollient, to help soften skin.

MALIC ACID

A natural AHA, derived from fruit. Exfoliates and removes dead skin and callouses.

MANDARIN OIL

An essential oil that is helpful in brightening skin, maintaining the skin's moisture balance and diminishing the appearance of scars and stretchmarks. The fresh aroma is known for its calming and soothing effects.

MATRIXYL 3000

A combination of two peptides that has been proven to boost collagen by 100%, reducing lines and wrinkles by 45%, wrinkle depth by 50% and increasing skin density by 15%. Proven to help you look 5.5 years younger in 2 months. Used around the eyes, reduces lines by 33% in 60 days. Only products with the MATRIXYL INSIDE logo have been shown to contain therapeutic levels.

MAY CHANG

An essential oil with a revitalising citrus scent.

MENTHOL

An extract from mint oil which has a cooling, soothing and calming and uplifting effect.

NAT MUR

A homeopathic tissue salt.

NIACINAMIDE

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3. It promotes protein synthesis, which improves skin metabolism and skin texture exhibiting anti-aging properties. It inhibits free radial formation, making it a good anti-oxidant. It is also a skin whitener, and UV protector.

NIACINAMIDE/ GLUCOSAMINE

Potent combination of actives regulates production of melanin, reducing the appearance of brown marks. Soothes and reduces redness for more even skin tone.

ORANGE PEEL EXTRACT

An essential oil with a zesty, fresh fragrance.

PADIMATE O

A UVB sunscreen that helps prevent pigmentation caused by sun damage.

PALMEROSA

An essential oil with a sweet floral note and a hint of rose.

PAW PAW (Carica Papaya)

Papaya (paw paw) is known for its healing and antiseptic properties for a range of ailments including dry or chapped lips and rough skin. A rich source of antioxidants, amino acids and Vitamins A, C and E. Provides soothing, lasting relief from irritation and the antioxidant action slows the rate of free-radical damage such as collagen damage.

PEPPERMINT

An essential oil which provides a cooling and soothing affect with a comforting aroma.

PHYTANTRIOL

A skin-conditioning agent and humectant.

POLYSACCHARIDE

Natural component of skin that can be a good water-binding agent and potentially has antioxidant properties.

POLYSACCHARIDE/CHITIN-B-GLUCAN COMPLEX

Helps reduce moisture loss by protecting the skin barrier function. Promotes cell renewal, stimulates the immune system, repairs and increases skin elasticity.

PRECIPITATED SULFUR

Reduces bacteria, and removes dead skin cells and excess oil. Used in products for acne and psoriasis.

RETINOL PALMITATE

The gentlest form of retinol. Helps boost collagen, minimise fine lines and wrinkles, and smooth skin texture.

ROSE

An essential oil with a deep, rosy, fresh aroma.

ROSEHIP OIL (Rosa Canina Fruit)

A natural emollient, rich in Vitamins A, C and fatty acids. Softens and smooths skin, improves elasticity and firms skin. It restores moisture levels and reduces redness.

ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus Officinalis)

A natural herb extract which has purifying and cleansing properties. A calming and soothing oil for the skin.

SAGE

A natural herb extract which may promote the regeneration of skin cells, and helps keep the skin looking healthier and more youthful. It assists oily or dry skin by helping to regulate sebum production.

SALICYLIC ACID

A Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) which gently exfoliates surface skin cells and discolouration, and helps unclog pores. Increases skin cell turnover, collagen production and improves barrier function.

SELENIUM

A natural mineral with antioxidant properties that protects the skin’s integrity and elasticity. It may protect skin from sun damage.

SHEA BUTTER (Butyrospermum Parkii Butter)

An extract of the Shea Nut Tree from Africa. It is rich and nourishing and an excellent moisturiser for skin, especially lips as well as cuticles and nails. It contains high concentrations of beneficial fatty acids and vitamins which make it ideal for softening skin. It also has anti-inflammatory and restoring properties.

SILICA

A naturally occuring element that absorbs oil to create a non-slip feel.

SILICEA ™

Colloidal silica which improves the condition of skin, helps strengthens nails and increases nail flexibility and elasticity.

SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE

A mild, coconut derived surfactant which boosts foam and is also a conditioning agent. An alternative to sulphates commonly used in detergents.

SODIUM COCOYL SARCOSINATE

An extremely mild, coconut derived surfactant. An alternative to sulphates commonly used in detergents.

SODIUM HYALURONATE (LMW)

Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid that allows penetration in skin. It is a Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF) that supports skin’s protective barrier function to reduce moisture loss, as well as stimulating collagen production. Plumps skin by attracting and binding water in the skin. A natural cushioning hydrator for softer, smoother skin.

SODIUM PCA

A naturally occurring humectant found in skin, it is a Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF) which helps reduce skin inflammation and helps protect the acid mantle. It is also a very good hydrating agent and functions as a skin-replenishing ingredient.

SOY PROTEIN

Extracted from Soybeans. Strengthens and improves skin’s resilience.

SOYBEAN OIL

An oil extracted from soybeans which is a strong source of anti-oxidant nutrients and that helps keep skin healthy and young looking.

SOY LECITHIN

A phospholipid extracted from soybean which is used as an emulsifier improving cosmetic formulations with unique sensory attributes.

SUGAR CANE ALCOHOL

Sugar cane derived ethyl alcohol used as solvent for active ingredients and fragrances.

SUNFLOWER SEED OIL

A natural oil rich in Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. A non-comedogenic carrier oil which is highly absorbent. Contains oleic acid, sesamol, linoleic acid and helps maintain skin's natural barrier, supporting it's ability to retain moisture. It helps reduce inflammation and moisturises dry or sunburnt skin, lessening premature signs of aging.

SWEET ALMOND OIL

Extracted from almond kernels. An emollient which prevents moisture loss, it has a high fatty acid content, is high in minerals and vitamins and is super moisturising for dry skin.

SWEET ORANGE OIL

An essential oil with an uplifting fragrance.

SYNOVEA HR (Hexylresorcinal)

Innovative skin lightener that reduces the appearance of dark spots. Works at multiple levels to inhibit melanin activity deep in the skin. Protects skin against oxidative and sun damage. Also helps preserve collagen and reduce roughness and dryness.

TEA TREE OIL (Melaleuca Alternifolia)

An essential oil obtained from the Australian Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia). It is believed to have antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial benefits.

THYME

An essential oil extracted from the herb with antiseptic, astringent and soothing properties.

UNISTERON Y-50

Natural phytosterols increase elasticity, hydration and smoothe skin. After 28 days elasticity improved by almost 30%, smoothness by 24% and hydration by 23%.

UREA

A Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF) which helps keep skin hydrated by reducing moisture loss. Urea is a humectant, which means it is able to absorb moisture from the environment and draw it to the skin, as well as an emollient that softens and smoothes the skin. At high levels it has a keratolytic (exfoliation) action and as such helps remove dead and thickened skin. Commonly used to treat very dry skin, ichthyosis and hyperkeratotic skin disorders (skin thickening).

VANILLA BEAN

A fragrance or flavour reported to reduces stress and anxiety.

VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

AHumectant sourced from plants, which moisturises the skin by attracting moisture to the skin thereby strengthening the skin's protective barrier.

VITAMIN A

Helps to prevent breakouts and support the skin's immune system. Helps to hydrate the skin effectively, giving it a radiant glow while promoting and maintaining healthy skin. Vitamin A is a group of vitamins including retinol, retinyl palmitate and retinoic acid.

VITAMIN B2

A micro-nutrient suitable for rosacea, acne, eczema, dermatitis, sun damaged skin, ageing skin and dry skin. Helps maintain healthy, glowing skin. Also known as riboflavin.

VITAMIN B5

Known to have moisturising, soothing and regenerating properties. Keeps skin soft, smooth and healthy, attracting and retaining water to improve elasticity. Also helps to protect the skin, reducing redness while strengthening the skin barrier. May help regulate oil production and reduce the formation of acne. In nail care it helps reduce nail breakages. Also known as D Panthenol.

VITAMIN C

A powerful antioxidant vitamin that provides a skin-rejuvenating effect by improving collagen synthesis in the skin. It also helps limit skin damage from free radicals. Smoothes and firms skin. Available in many forms including ascorbyl glucoside.

VITAMIN E

A powerful antioxidant vitamin that protects against dehydration and environmental damage. Helps skin retain natural moisture and eases dryness while neutralising damaging free radicals generated by the environment. Softens and smoothes skin by replenishing moisture. Also known as tocopherol acetate.

WHITE SOFT PARAFFIN

An occlusive ingredient that helps prevents water loss from the skin.

WITCH HAZEL

Known to have antioxidant, astringent, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. It is gentle and non-drying to the skin.

YLANG YLANG

Known to have antioxidant, astringent, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. It is gentle and non-drying to the skin.

ZINC COMPLEX

Aids in healing the skin and prevents acne by regulating the activity of the oil glands. Good for supporting a healthy immune system. It is also an antioxidant which helps to fight and prevent the formation of free radicals.

ZINC OXIDE

Natural sunscreen that creates a protective barrier and deflects UV rays (both UVA and UVB). It also soothes skin and eases inflammation.

XYLITOL

Xylitol looks and tastes like sugar but has fewer calories and doesn’t raise blood sugar levels. Several studies suggest that it has various important benefits, including improved dental health.