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Our Ingredients

Folli Oil is dedicated to clean, plant-based skincare products, that are filled with natural ingredients carefully chosen for their function, efficacy and safety. 

We don’t believe in filler, our formulas contain minimal ingredients, so your skin benefits from the properties of each individual ingredient.

Here are our key ingredients and why we choose them.

Our essential oil blend:

After much experimentation and extensive research, we found five essential oils that work, and we add them to every one of our products. These oils also create our unique scent that our customers love. 

Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia oil)

Lavender not only smells divine, but it has a regenerating effect on the skin, stimulating the growth of healthy new cells. It also promotes rapid healing and helps to prevent scarring. If that’s not enough, it has soothing and balancing properties when used on inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis. It also has antiseptic properties which prevent infection from setting in.

Lemon Oil (Citrus limon peel oil)

Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy, this oil has astringent and bactericidal properties, that support cleansing and healing oily skin and acne. 

Peppermint Oil - (Mentha piperita oil)

This baby stimulates your circulation whilst creating a cooling effect on the skin. Peppermint also cleanses and encourages toxic elimination of the skin.  

Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil)

Tea tree is a powerful anti-microbial, which is great for naturally deep cleaning any congested follicles, an incredible way to help ingrown hairs. 

Benzoin (Styrax benzoin resin extract)

This deliciously smelling oil is extracted from the resin of the Benzoin tree. It helps wounds to heal faster, and softened hardened scar tissue, whilst also protecting the skin’s elasticity to prevent wrinkles.

Our star ingredients:

Although all of our ingredients are carefully selected, these are our shining stars that help to make Folli Oil products what they are today.

Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis seed oil)

Softening, soothing, and moisturising, the icon that is jojoba is a liquid wax, naturally rich in antioxidants and fatty acids. Jojoba helps promote the healing of the skin, and alongside its antimicrobial properties, it actually discourages the growth of some bacterial and fungal microbes that attack the skin. It is also highly compatible with the skin’s own natural oil (sebum, baby!) which means it’s beautifully absorbed into the skin. (Used in Daily Treatment Oil and Intensive Care.)

Papaya (Carica papaya seed oil)

Papayas aren’t only juicy and delicious, their seed oil is rich in Omega-6 and Omega-9 essential fatty acids, plus Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Potassium. It is easily absorbed and adds excellent conditioning properties to your skin. It also contains the enzyme Papain, which helps to dissolve excess sebum and impurities on the skin, gently removing dead skin skills. (Used in Daily Treatment Oil and Intensive Care.)

Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum seed oil)

Extracted from the seeds that grow on a tropical evergreen tree, Tamanu is a topical healing agent with a unique capacity to promote the formation of new tissue and accelerate wound healing and tissue regeneration. It’s excellent for anti-aging too. (Used in Intensive Care.)

Willow Bark Extract (Salix alba)

Unsurprisingly taken from the willow tree, this bark extract is a natural source of salicylic acid-like ingredients (salicylates) that enhance the skin cell turnover by promoting exfoliation. It is also well known for it’s amazing antimicrobial properties, which can be a useful remedy for congested hair follicles to banish ingrown hairs. (Used in Exfoliating Tonic.)

Other icons:

The following ingredients still hold a very special place in our hearts, and will have a very special effect on your skin too!

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)

Has a cooling, soothing and softening effect on the skin, helps to repair and heal wounds and lighten blemishes and scarring. It also blocks the formation of histamine so is helpful for allergic conditions. (Used in Exfoliating Tonic and Intensive Care.)

Borage (Borago officinalis seed oil)

Extremely rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an anti-inflammatory essential fatty acid. Helps to rejuvenate the skin by conditioning and soothing inflamed skin conditions. (Used in Intensive Care.)

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Regenerative and anti-inflammatory, good for treating damaged and chapped skin by improving the blood flow to the inflicted area.  (Used in Intensive Care.)

Coconut (Cocos nucifera oil)

Light, moisturising and nourishing oil. Soothes and softens skin helping to heal wounds and rashes. (Used in Intensive Care.)

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale leaf extract)

Has anti-inflammatory and skin rejuvenating properties. Contains allantoin, which helps new skin cells grow and helps to reduce inflammation and keep skin healthy. (Used in Intensive Care.)

Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera seed oil)

Rich in essential fatty acids, this oil balances and nourish the skin, assisting with skin repair. It also has mildly astringent and antiseptic qualities. (Used in Daily Treatment Oil.)

Himalayan Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride)

Cleansing, hydrating and soothing, helps skin to retain its natural moisture balance. Used as a biodegradable exfoliator. (Used in Body Scrub.)

Poppy seeds (Papaver somniferum seed)

Environmentally friendly and biodegradable exfoliator. (Used in Body Scrub.)

Polysorbate 20

Emulsifier to help water and oil combine. (Used in Exfoliating Tonic.)

Pumice

Very fine grade natural exfoliator. (Used in Body Scrub.)

Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii butter)

A superb moisturiser with excellent healing properties. Rich in Vitamin A which helps to improve skin conditions such as eczema, allergies and blemishes. Contains Oleic acid, a saturated fatty acid that is highly compatible with the sebum naturally produced in our skin. Contains phytoserols (plant hormones) that help stimulate skin cell growth as well as Vitamin A, a natural antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from free-radical damage. (Used in Body Scrub.)

Sodium benzoate & Potassium sorbate

Preservative to protect formulation against bacteria, yeasts and mould fungi. (Used in Exfoliating Tonic.)

Sugar (Sucrose)

A natural humectant, sugar helps to hydrate by drawing moisture to the skin. Contains glycolic and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) which help remove dead skin cells (even without scrubbing) and have a balancing effect on the skin. Used as an exfoliator. (Used in Body Scrub.)

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus seed oil)

Rich in vitamin E, omega-6 linoleic acid and carotenoids (a plant-based form of vitamin A), which can help repair and protect skin. This helps lighten the appearance of red, inflamed spots and blemishes and even out skin tone. Soothing and nourishing for inflammatory skin conditions. (Used in all products.)

Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil)

A light oil that prevents moisture loss and relieves inflammation. It provides the skin with a thin barrier against the elements, nourishing and maintaining suppleness. (Used in Body Scrub.)

Vitamin E (Tocopherol)

Vitamin E boosts the circulation in the skin, slowing down the appearance of ageing, helping to repair scarred and blemished skin. It prevents moisture loss and helps to balance sebum production. Used to extend the shelf life of products by slowing down oxidation. (Used in Daily Treatment Oil, Intensive Care, Body Scrub.)

Wheatgerm (Triticum vulgare germ oil)

Ultra-rich and nourishing, wheatgerm is naturally high in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants. It improves skin elasticity and suppleness. (Used in Body Scrub.)

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana water)

Astringent, cooling and refreshing. Rich in antioxidant phenols and tannins that can calm inflamed skin conditions, soothe irritation and heal sores. (Used in Exfoliating Tonic.)

Finally ... essential oils contain chemical compounds, some of which are sensitisers/allergens.  Cosmetic regulations require us to list these separately on the label and these are found in italics. The following are present in our products in very small concentrations:

d-Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol