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C12-16 alcohols

Fatty alcohols – France

Fatty alcohols are formed from fatty acids, and are used in cosmetics to adjust the composition of the product and stabilize the emulsion. The fatty alcohols in the raw materials used by Djusie are derived from vegetable oils. Fatty alcohols are different to regular alcohol, e.g. ethanol. In Djusie’s products, fatty alcohol is part of the emulsifier used in the hand cream. The emulsifier enables the water and oil to mix together.

Centella asiatica leaf extract

Centella asiatica leaf extract, gotu kola, also known as tiger grass, Indian pennywort or Asiatic pennywort – Madagascar

Gotu kola is a herb that has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. It is widely used in skin care because of its numerous skin-healing effects. Gotu kola is rich in bioactive ingredients such as tripertenes, asiaticoside, asiatic acid, madecassoside and madecassic acid, which all improve the formation of collagen, especially types I and III, the most common types of collagen in the dermis.

The gotu kola extract used by Djusie is a pure plant extract that does not contain solvents. The extract has been found to protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation and glycation, prevent inflammation, improve collagen synthesis, firm and strengthen the skin, and increase skin elasticity.

Chaenomeles japonica seed oil

Chaenomeles japonica seed oil, flowering quince seed oil – Poland

Japanese quince or flowering quince is a rose-like short shrub that forms beautiful orange-red flowers in the summer and produces yellow, knobbly fruits that smell like citrus in the autumn. Djusie uses cold-pressed oil from flowering quince seeds, which has a sweet scent that resembles marzipan. The oil is a zero-waste by-product from the food juice industry. Flowering quince seed oil is rich in omega-6 or linoleic acid (over 50% of the fatty acids), omega-9 or oleic acid (approximately 34%) and palmitic acid (about 9%). In addition to fatty acids, Flowering quince seed oil contains vitamin E and carotenoids.

Flowering quince seed oil soothes inflammation, strengthens the skin’s protective barrier, balances the skin’s sebum secretion, smooths fine lines, brightens skin tone, and protects the skin from cell damage caused by UV radiation and external stressors.

 

Citric acid

Citric acid – Austria

Citric acid is used in cosmetics as a so-called buffering agent, i.e. it adjusts and stabilizes the product’s pH value. The pH of healthy skin is between 3.8 and 4.8, and in terms of its well-being, it is important to support this balance with products that have a pH value that close to the skin’s natural pH. In addition, the preservatives in cosmetic products require a suitable pH to be maintained. Citric acid is produced by biofermentation.

Citrus aurantifolia peel oil

Citrus aurantifolia peel oil, lime essential oil – Mexico

Lime essential oil has excellent detoxifying properties. It helps to eliminate water retention, balance skin sebum secretion and brighten the skin.

With its aromatherapeutic effects, lime is refreshing and relieves fatigue, anxiety and stress. It also has a calming effect and thus supports creativity and concentration.

 

Citrus aurantium bergamia peel oil

Citrus aurantium bergamia peel oil, bergamot essential oil – Italy

Bergamot essential oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It balances the sebum secretion of the skin, prevents the clogging of pores, polishes the skin, soothes itching and irritation, regenerates the skin, and brightens and evens out skin tone. Bergamot is ideal for the treatment of combination skin, acne, impurities, signs of ageing, scars and pigment spots.

Bergamot’s aromatherapeutic effects are uplifting and balancing, relieving stress and soothing.

The bergamot essential oil used by Djusie is furocoumarin-free, meaning it does not contain bergapten, which is classified as a photosensitive substance. The essential oil is made by pressing the bergamot peels, after which the oil is distilled to remove furocoumarins.

 

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis oil

Sweet orange essential oil – Italy, organic

As the name suggests, sweet orange essential oil has a sweet and delicious scent. Its skin care benefits are cleansing and antimicrobial, and so it soothes the skin and prevents impurities. With its aromatherapeutic effects, sweet orange essential oil is uplifting and cheering, and relieves restlessness and stress. The sweet orange essential oil used by Djusie is made by cold-pressing the peels of the fruit.

Citrus Junos peel oil

Yuzu fruit essential oil – Japan

Yuzu has been used in Japan for centuries in cooking and cosmetics. Its fresh scent is somewhere between lime and mandarin. Yuzu essential oil brightens the skin, and protects it from free radicals and signs of premature ageing. Due to its aromatherapeutic effects, yuzu essential oil is uplifting and refreshing, while reducing stress and improving concentration. The essential oil of the yuzu fruit used by Djusie is distilled from the peels of the fruit.

Citrus nobilis peel oil

Citrus nobilis peel oil, green mandarin essential oil – Italy, organic

The essential oil of green mandarin has antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. It rejuvenates and brightens the skin; treats pigment spots, scars, acne marks, impurities and signs of ageing; and nourishes sagging skin. In addition, it improves microcirculation and lymph circulation, bringing brightness and glow to the skin.

The aromatherapeutic effects of green mandarin are soothing but uplifting. Green mandarin differs from ordinary mandarin in that the oil is pressed from fruit that is not yet fully ripe.

Citrus paradisi peel oil

Citrus paradisi peel oil, grapefruit essential oil – USA

Grapefruit essential oil is detoxifying, antiseptic and astringent. It improves metabolism, eliminates water retention and stimulates microcirculation. Grapefruit essential oil is excellent for the treatment of oily skin, large pores and acne. It prevents the clogging of pores, balances sebum secretion and tightens enlarged pores.

The aromatherapeutic effects of grapefruit essential oil are energising and uplifting.

Citrus Reticulata peel oil

Red mandarin essential oil – Italy, organic

The red mandarin gets its name from its peel, which is very red compared to regular mandarins. Its aroma is sweet and fruity with floral notes. Red mandarin essential oil has antiseptic effects, and therefore soothes inflammation. In addition, it prevents the formation of acne scars as it enhances skin regeneration and tones the skin. Its aromatherapeutic effects help to balance the nervous system, calm the mind and relieve stress. The red mandarin essential oil used by Djusie is cold-pressed from the peels of the ripe fruit.

Codium Tomentosum extract
Green seaweed extract – France

 

Codium Tomentosum, or green seaweed, extract is known as the ‘velvet seaweed’. It contains large amounts of amino acids, polysaccharides, glucuronic acid, chlorophyll and minerals, which deeply hydrate the skin with multiple, long-lasting effects. The extract strengthens the skin’s protective barrier, improves the skin’s moisture content and smoothes the skin’s surface, deeply moisturizing the skin and making it velvety soft.

The green seaweed used by Djusie is hand-picked from the sea off the northern coast of Brittany, France, where the water is emerald green.