The 42 Goodies in our Cosmetic

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At NZ Hemp Ltd, our ‘Forbidden Beauty’ product range has nothing to hide.

No ‘B.A.D’ ingredients :

B : Bad
A : Ambiguous
D : Debatable

We appreciate the modern-day needs of the discerning buyer wanting to know a product’s ingredients.
Listed below are the 42 the ingredients in our ‘Forbidden Beauty’ products, why we include them, what benefits they can give you, and which of our products they are in.

Actigum VSX20
A very versatile rheology modifier is a synergistic combination of Sclerotium and Xanthan gums, which are naturally-derived polysaccharides. Actigum provides a triple function of thickening, stabilising and suspending solutions.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Almond Oil
Relieves Psoriasis and Eczema. If you suffer from any of these skin conditions it is essential to keep your skin hydrated and moisturised. Almond oil, which is hypoallergenic, does exactly this.
Included in :
Revitalizing Body Cream

Aloe Vera Juice
Containing more than 75 active ingredients including amino acids, enzymes, hormones, minerals, saponins, sterols, sugar (starch), lectins and vitamins, aloe vera is a potent, invigorating and soothing agent. it has been shown to improve the appearance of ageing and dry skin and making it feel more resilient and supple.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Apple Fruit Extract
Contains various carbohydrates (e.g. reducing sugars), a-hydroxyacids (AHA), phenol compounds and a high amount of vitamin C. Has excellent moisturizing properties by reducing trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) and additionally has slight exfoliating benefits due to AHA.
Offers great antioxidant properties scavenging free radicals based on the high vitamin C content and various phenols.
Included in :
Moisturising Face Cream

Argan Oil
A valuable natural emollient with excellent nutritional benefits for skin and hair. Our organic argan oil contains a high content of unsaturated fatty acids, phenols and carotenes. and is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins E and C, carotene’s, & squalene. All shown to have huge health benefits for the hair and skin, helping to reduce the signs of skin aging by reducing fine lines and slowing the formation of wrinkles, healing for eczema, psoriasis and all other skin conditions.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Ashwaganda Powder
One of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic (Hindu) healing. In Sanskrit, Ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse,” as it is thought to impart the vigor and strength of a stallion!
Also known as ‘indian ginseng’ it is believed to support the immune system, reduce anxiety/depression, combat stress, improve memory and reduce inflammation.
Included in :
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Benzoin Essential Oil
Having legendary medicinal and aromatic properties, benzoin oil has been used by virtually every ancient culture. A good remedy for dry, cracked skin, cuts and wounds, acne, irritable and itchy skin, while at the same time improving skin elasticity. Also blends well with many other oils.
Included in :
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Bergamot Essential Oil
A natural astringent, bergamot has clarifying and oil-reducing properties making it ideal for anyone suffering from overactive sebum production. It is a balancing addition to formulas dealing with oily skin, penetrating and unclog pores, whilst also respecting your skins natural lipid barrier by neither over-drying nor stripping. It is also super helpful fro hyper-pigmentation, which can be a lingering hangover from acne blemishes, long after they have healed. Applied to post-mark blemishes, bergamot oil works to stimulate skin cell renewal, redistributing skin pigments for an even and toned complexion.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream

Cetyl Alcohol
A naturally occurring fatty alcohol used in a broad variety of cosmetics as an emulsion stabiliser and opacifier. Whilst it is a common belief that you should avoid cosmetic products containing alcohol, due to the drying out effects they can cause, fatty alcohols don’t have the same effect due to their chemical structure. This chemical makeup allows fatty alcohols, such as cetyl alcohol, to trap water and provide a soothing feel to the skin.
According to the FDA, even cosmetic products labelled ‘alcohol free’ are allowed to contain cetyl alcohol and other fatty alcohols.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Cocoa Butter
Great for treating dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin. Being a concentrated product it has great powers of regeneration, making it perfect for the body, face or lips, which lack their own protective barrier.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream

Elderflower Extract
An anti-inflammatory, that is also rich in antioxidants thus protecting against free-radical damage. Elderflower promotes blood circulation and is packed with Vitamins A, B, C and E, which are excellent for making the skin firmer, improving complexion and balancing skin tone. Elderflowers also contain bioflavanoids which help prevent wrinkles from developing. They also have astringent properties helping skin tightening, plus anti-microbial and anti-fungal compounds that help keep the skin healthy and clear.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream

Elemi Essential Oil
A calming and rejuvenating oil, elemi is highly regarded for reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, skin support, and for soothing muscles after exercise.
Included in :
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Fractionated Coconut Oil
A palm-free triglyceride widely used in cosmetics as a dispersing agent providing a silky and even application. An excellent emollient , it also helps essential oils to penetrate the skin.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Geogard 221
A global, and EcoCert, approved synthetic preservative for wide cosmetic application. Tests show Geogard 221 has a much higher efficacy and performs substantially better in formulations with a lower pH, when compared to parabens or paraben-blends.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Ginkgo Biloba Extract
Contain flavonoids and ginkgolides (ginkgolides A, B, C, and J) which are well-known for their antioxidant, regenerating, lipolytic and re-epithelizing benefits. Very useful in anti-irritant and skin regenerating products.
Included in :
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Glycerin (vegetable)
Derived from the oil of plants, such as coconut, soy or palm, glycerin is a clear, colourless and odorless liquid used in many cosmetics to assist in retaining moisture and pulling oxygen into the skin. Helps cleanse without clogging pores, whilst facilitating the absorption of other beneficial active ingredients in natural products. It also smoothes the look of fine lines and miniscule cracks on the skin and evens out the skin tone to lighten dark areas, and diminishes the appearance of unwanted spots and marks.
It’s pH closely matches that of the skin, which makes it gentle enough for even sensitive skin types.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Liquid Herbal Extract is known for its antioxidant, tonifying and protective properties and thus a popular ingredient in many contemporary cosmetic products.
Popular in many anti-ageing products it is known to assist the skin during the natural ageing process.
Included in :
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Hemp Seed Oil
An excellent and effective emollient and nourishing ingredient, having the quality of softening and soothing the skin, giving a rich skin feel.
Suitable for all skin types, and especially beneficial for irritated and dry skin.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Honeyquat
Honeyquat increases the moisture uptake ability – how much moisture our skin can handle – leaving the skin feeling more moisturised and conditioned.
Included in :
Revitalizing Body Cream

Hyaluronic Acid Powder 98% (HA)
Naturally occurring, HA acts as a tissue ‘organiser’ and helps to hold water. About 1/3rd of the HA in the human body is found in the skin, but this significantly decreases with age. This may therefore contribute to loss of freshness, hydration, moisture and elasticity in the skin, leading to the development of wrinkles. By adding commercial produced HA as an ingredient in quality moisturisers, the skin can be softened and elasticity restored, contributing to a significant anti-wrinkle effect.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Kakudu Plum Extract
Famous for having the highest natural levels of vitamin C of any fruit in the world (50 times the concentration of oranges), Kakadu Plum Extract gives the skin a better shine and softness. Most importantly, vitamin C fights free radicals and helps to protect your skin from environmental damage. This powerful antioxidant also helps stimulate the production of collagen, the building blocks of new skin cells, making the skin smoother and more supple, thus reducing pigmentation and sun spots.
Included in :
Revitalizing Body Cream

L-Arginine
An amino-acid forming part of the skins own natural moisturising defenses. Helps regenerate skin cells making the skin more healthy and glowing.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream

L-Glycine
Forming part of the skin’s own natural moisturising defenses this amino acid is perfect for anti-ageing formulations due to its ability to increase collagen synthesis in the skin.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream

Lavendar Essential Oil
An anti-bacterial soothing and calming oil that tones and revitalises. It is also a powerful anti-oxidant that fights free radical damage caused by UV rays or pollution.
Included in :
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream

Liquorice Root Extract
Helping regenerate elastin and collagen for the skin, it also lightens discolouration or pigmentation. Contains glabridin, a potent anti-oxidant and skin-soothing ingredient.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream

Mandarin Essential Oil
Mandarin Essential Oil is used to help tone and rejuvenate the skin especially for acne, stretch marks and in body moisturisers for fluid retention and cellulite.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream

Manuka Extract
Manuka Extract has phenomenal healing powers that were well known by the native New Zealand Maori. In addition to helping with a variety of inflammatory skin conditions, it has astringent properties, meaning it assists in drawing tissues together to aid in the healing process.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream

Moringa Oil
Known as the ‘Miracle Tree’ all parts of this ancient tree are used for their nutritive and medicinal properties. Moringa Oil contains 72% oleic acid. It penetrates very deep into the skin helping retain moisture and fighting signs of ageing as well as dull, dry skin.
Included in :
Enriching Face Cream

Mulberry Extract
Repairs damaged skin tissue and speeds up wound healing. Fades spots, pigments and scars, such as wound and acne scars, stretch marks.
Eliminates free radicals damage in the skin and slows down skin ageing whilst nourishing and promoting the synthesis of collagen.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream

Myrrh Essential Oil
Known as “a fixing oil” myrrh extends the therapeutic action of other oils with which it is combined. This is why the ancient Arabians included myrrh in many of their ointments.
When used in a cream, amazing results are achieved in the treatment of chronic wounds, ulcers, eczema, chapped and cracked skin, acne and many other skin ailments.
Included in :
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

OliveM 1000
This is a non-ionic oil-in-water emulsifier developed from natural olive derivatives. It provides creams with an excellent spreadability with no soapy effect.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Propanediol
An excellent humectant, which improves the moisturising properties of skincare creams. Derived from a sustainable corn sugar fermentation process and thus a perfect aperfect substitute for the petroleum-based ingredients found in other skincare products. Also acts as a solubilizer with preservative properties.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Balances the skins natural oil production, minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores, eliminates infection-causing or acne-causing bacteria and enhances circulation.
Rose geranium also reduces the appearance of varicose veins, thread veins, cellulite and dull skin. It also has a very uplifting energizing scent.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream

Shea Butter
This emollient moisturiser corrects dehydration and dryness whilst protecting the skin’s natural moisture balance abilities.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Sodium Lactate
A liquid salt naturally derived from the fermentation of natural sugars, that improves the skins moisture-absorbing properties thus boosting regeneration.
Included in :
Revitalizing Body Cream

Sodium PCA
A very effective humectant occurring naturally in the skin that acts to bind water to the cells. Will also enhance the penetration ability of a moisturiser’s ingredients.
Included in :
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate)
Has potent rejuvenating properties that promote enzyme activity in the skin thus improving the appearance of aged and blemished skin. Also ideal for the regeneration of skin prematurely aged by UV-radiation by thickening the epidermis. Can also assist in increasing the skin’s elasticity and reverse the effects of photodamage.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)
Working with the natural substances in your skin, Vitamin B3 is said to help regulate sebum production, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, fading age spots and hyperpigmentation, improving the appearance of enlarged pores, and generally brightening the complexion.
Included in :     Anti-Ageing Cream

Vitamin B5 (D-Pathenol)
Provitamin B5 (A provitamin is a substance that must be converted within the body into a vitamin) is a member of the powerful B-complex vitamin family. It acts as a humectant, delivering moisture and nutrients deep within the skin, whilst stabilizing the skins natural barrier function thus increasing the skins hydration.
Additionally, it acts as a skin healer and protectant, offering relief from itchiness, redness and pain.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Vitamin E
The action of vitamin E is as an antioxidant – rejuvenating and protective against external aggressions and free radicals that can cause premature ageing of the skin.
Vitamin E acts against wrinkles and toxins. caused as a result of our potentially toxic environment. It is also beneficial in the regeneration of tissue.
Included in :
Anti-Ageing Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Witch Hazel Extract
This tree has a long history of use by Native Americans. The twigs and bark are distilled to produce an astringent liquid that is soothing and has a very soft herbaceous fragrance. Witch Hazel is the most astringent of all hydrosols, making it the best choice for acne treatments as well as mature skin, because it has the unique ability to clean skin pores without leaving the skin dry. Both oily and mature skin benefit from these tightening and balancing properties, making it one of the best choices for toning the skin.
Included in :
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Containing a lovely exotic floral scent, Ylang Ylang has a euphoric, soothing and balancing effect on the skin.
Included in :
Enriching Face Cream

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