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Learn what ingredient does what, and what it can do for you. All the ingredients that we use for our skin and body care products are listed below (Yes, all of them, with exception to our organic essential oils which are listed here. If it's not listed below, or within our essential oil glossary, you won't find it hidden in any of our products). Our ingredients are sourced from reputable and ethical suppliers, each independently certified organic by the various international Certification Bodies, such as ACO (Australian Certified Organic), Soil Association, and USDA Organic, depending on the country we source from. Where organic is not possible, wildcrafted sources are chosen, to ensure purity. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

You can read more about where our stuff comes from here.

Acai pulp oil
Serious name: Euterpe oleracea
Smells like: If a blueberry and a piece of dark chocolate had a baby on a ripe raspberry.
It’s pronounced a-sy-ee. You may know it as the word before ‘bowl’ on every second breakfast menu. We know it as the little berry from brazil packed with vitamin a, b, c and e that kicked the blueberry off the podium for having the highest antioxidant count of all the berries. That means it’s the best berry to put on your skin for hydration, and for protection against free radicals – the bad guys that cause cell damage, premature aging and loss of elasticity in your skin.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #4


Acerola cherry extract
Serious name: Malpighia glabra
Smells like: A cherry flavoured warhead that’s had 80% of its sour coating sucked off.
This guy goes by a few names so who’s to say where it’s from originally. What we do know is that it’s one of nature’s richest sources of Vitamin C, even surpassing the orange. It’s full of antioxidants and bioflavonoids - the latter helping the former absorb more readily into your body - making it a go-to ingredient for supporting your skin. Particularly in regenerating damaged skin tissue, building collagen, improving the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, evening skin tone, retaining moisture, and protecting against oxidative stress, which can lead to premature ageing and disease.
Find it in: Be Radiant Corrective Beauty Toner

Aloe vera gel
Serious name: aloe barbadensis
Smells like:
Resting on a cold doona, sucking ice blocks, under the air-con after too much time at the beach.
From tissues and sunburn, to sinus relief and chest infections, there’s little aloe vera gel can’t do. We use it to soothe and condition the skin, boost collagen product and help reduce inflammation. Ours is organic, unpasteurised and cold-pressed through charcoal filters to help retain as many of the bioactive components as possible, making it the next best thing to fresh aloe vera.
Find it in: Be Radiant Corrective Beauty Toner



Andiroba seed oil
Serious name: Carapa guaianensis
Smells like: A chai latte, but instead of honey and milk, think wood and nuts.
Coming from the Brazilian andiroba tree, this seed is known for absorbing into your skin fast. It packs a punch, too, containing a whole lot of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and anti-inflammatory properties, all working to help improve eczema, psoriasis conditions, balance hormonal skin break-outs, calm acne, replenish dry skin and work to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #4


Apricot kernel oil
Serious name: Prunus armeniaca
Smells like: A seductive autumn walk through a vineyard eating scroggan. Except there’s only one ingredient and it’s apricots.
Rich in essential fatty acids, Vitamin E and A, this nourishing oil is particularly helpful in keeping skin supple and full of elasticity; say goodbye to stretch marks and lines. It absorbs easily into the skin, too, leaving your skin to feel as smooth as a Michael Buble song.
Find it in: Be Effective Body Oil [for stretch marks]



Argan oil
Serious name: Argania spinosa
Smells like: Somewhere between a bowl of popcorn, a handful of rose petals and a sprinkle of almonds.
Argan is known as ‘the tree of life’ in Morocco, and it’s easy to see why. Extremely rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, argan oil works to hydrate and soften dry, tired skin, helping restore elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. We only use ‘triple extra-virgin grade’ cold press extracted argan oil; the best you can find in this world and the next.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #2



Aspen bark extract
Serious name: Populus tremuloides
Smells like: A morning mountain climb with nothing to hear but a nearby stream, a few birds and your echo as you say “how beautiful is this?”
Native americans have known about the benefits of aspen bark for centuries, using it to treat a wide range of ailments. We love it for its moisturising properties and its ability to soothe skin, reduce inflammation, treat acne, and even increase skin cell repair. It also ranks low on the irritability scale, so even those with baby-bottom sensitive skin can use it without worry.
Find it in: Be Radiant Corrective Beauty Toner


Avocado oil
Serious name: Persea gratissima
Smells like: A busy Sunday morning at a Melbourne café.
Yes, it’s great on your sourdough with a bit of fresh lemon and chilli, but it also gives your skin a whole bunch to smile about. Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins, avocado oil is great for creating soft and smooth skin. It’s fast absorbing and naturally triggers collagen production in your skin, too. Best part is that it’s suitable for all skin types: from fine lines and wise wrinkles, to dry and irritated, to eczema and psoriasis, and to oily and acne prone skin.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1 and #4; Be Effective Body Oil [for stretch marks]; Be Vibrant Body Oil; Be Serene Body Oil; Be Sensual Body Oil; Be Tranquil Body Oil


Baobab oil
Serious name: Adansonia digitata
Smells like: Crossing the Savannah, wearing a hair garland of white flowers and nuts.
Perhaps you recognise the baobab tree as the one Rufiki lived in, in the movie ‘The Lion King’. If you don’t know it, then you need to go see The Lion King. Now. As for why we use it: naturally high in Vitamins A, B and C, rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, baobab oil is renowned for its regenerative and hydrating properties, working to improve your skin’s natural elasticity, and leaving you to feel like you’ve just popped on a silk cami. Bursting with phytonutrients, it also works to protect your skin from free radical damage and premature ageing.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #2 and #3


Bearberry leaf extract
Serious name: Arctostaphylos uva ursi
Smells like: A floral tea, with muddled berries, garnished with a lemon wheel.
No, not the designer, the berry. Bursting with antioxidants and other phytonutrients, the bearberry helps protect your skin from free radical damage, aka wrinkles and premature ageing. It’s also widely used to lighten age spots, freckles, sunspots, and melasma – common during pregnancy – and even out blotchy skin, leaving you with a brighter and more even complexion. A Burberry coat would look good, too.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #3



Black seed oil
Serious name: Nigella sativa
Smells like: A robot falling in love with another robot for the first time.
Full of powerful antioxidants, Vitamin A, amino acids, phytonutrients and fatty acids, black seed oil is particularly helpful at restoring the natural health and vitality of your skin. Its anti-inflammatory, skin regeneration and hydrating properties make it suitable for all skin types, especially in cases of eczema, psoriasis and acne.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #2 and #4



Calendula flower extract
Serious name: Calendula officinalis
Smells like: Flowers in maple syrup, but the sweetness dialled down a fair few notches.
If you spot a flower looking back at you, it’s probably the calendula. Its oil is widely used for treating various skin conditions, treating scarring, wounds, eczema, redness, acne and other inflammatory, irritated skin conditions, as well as a protection from premature ageing.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1, #4; Be Radiant Cleansing Oil




Caprylic / Capric triglyceride
Serious name: Caprylic / Capric triglyceride
Smells like: The start of a good cook up at a beach house.
This is a ‘fractioned’ relationship between coconut oil and vegetable glycerin, where we combine the two and remove any unstable fatty acids. The result is a much less greasy texture on your skin. We use this to promote the penetration of the active botanical extracts into your skin. We imagine it would also be delicious to cook with.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1, #2, #3, and #4



Carrot seed (supercritical CO2 extract)
Serious name: Daucus carota sativa
Smells like: You’re taking a bite out of a carrot, straight from the dirt it grew in.
It’s the seed of Bugs Bunny’s favourite vegetable, but it’s also a seed packed with benefits. High in vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients, carrot seed is widely regarded for its ability to improve skin elasticity and even prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming. It’s effecting in treating sun-damaged skin, eczema, and psoriasis, too, thanks to its ability to trigger cell growth, repair and rejuvenation of the skin. Good for dry and oily skin types. Good to grow in your backyard, too.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #2


Chamomile flower (supercritical CO2 extract)
Serious name: Chamomilla recutita
Smells like: Wandering through rolling hills, wearing a white dress and a flower garland.
If you’re lucky, you might stumble across a field of these and get a good selfie. But we know you’ll be luckier if you use it on your skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for calming and soothing all skin conditions, particularly sensitive and irritated skin. It works to reduce redness, minimise the appearance of broken capillaries and prevent premature ageing.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1 and #4; Be Radiant Cleansing Oil


Chia seed oil
Serious name: Salvia hispanica
Smells like: Nothing really. But the seed looks like little ants.
High in essential fatty acids, this light, silky oil is especially beneficial for dry, sensitive and acne-prone skin. It’s rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants, each working to provide your skin protection against free radicals – those nasty buggers that can cause cell damage. Because of its silky and hydrating properties, it’s widely used to help minimise the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores. The chia seed is also a great addition to a smoothie, so you’ll likely find it hanging out with the acai berry at your local café.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #4


CO-Q10
Serious name: Ubiquinone
Smells like: Nothing in particular. It’s a white powder. But not that kind of white powder.
Is an antioxidant naturally found in the mitochondria of our cells, working to produce energy within them. But as we age our CO-Q10 levels start to decrease, and so do our cells – cue wrinkles and lines. Research has shown that when CO-Q10 is applied to the skin, it can provide protection against free radicals and the damage they cause. It’s particularly good for treating mature and environmentally damaged skin.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #2, and #3


Copaiba resin
Serious name: Copaifera officinalis
Smells like: Walking through a Brazilian rainforest.
A South American native, copaiba is useful in treating sensitive skin, particularly acne-prone, due to its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties. This also makes it helpful in reducing redness, lightening the appearance of blemishes and healing wounds. And if you’re feeling particularly open, take inspiration from the Yaviza people of Panama who mix the resin with honey and give it to newborns to impart knowledge and ward off hexes.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #4


Oleo-active coconut oil and cork oak root extract
Serious name: Cocos nucifera and cork oak
Smells like: A wooden banana lounge after a day sunbathing by the pool.
High in phytonutrients, cork oak is an effective ingredient to help reduce the appearance of inflammation and redness. It also works to protect the skin from free-radical damage and the fine lines they cause. Our extraction process makes sure potency and purity is the highest level, with no chemical reaction, no petroleum products or organic solvents used in the process. Our lovely suppliers of cork oak did a clinic study to test out its effectiveness and it turns out that this unique combination reduced the appearance of skin redness by 70% after only three applications. If you’re looking to prevent premature ageing, or sooth sensitive and reactive skin, then look no further.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1


Elderberry fruit extract
Serious name: Sambucus nigra
Smells like: A particularly cosy gin and tonic, if it was served in a hollowed out apple, shaken with jam.
Rich in antioxidants, the elderberry fruit provides protection from free radicals that contribute to things like cell damage, premature ageing and wrinkle formation. What’s more is that it’s rich in bioflavonoids, which help to tighten skin and provide even more anti-wrinkle benefits. Overall, you get a much fresher glow and improved skin tone with the elderberry around.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1, #2, #3, and #4; Be Radiant Cleansing Oil


Flaxseed oil
Serious name: Linum usitatissimum
Smells like: Somewhere between a handful of cracked nuts and extra virgin olive oil.
High in essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, Vitamin B and minerals, flaxseed oil is good in the pantry but even better for your skin. We love it for its ability to give skin a youthful appearance, treat eczema and psoriasis, and for its work in preventing scarring and stretch marks.
Find it in: Be Effective Body Oil [for stretch marks]



Glycerin
Serious name: Glycerin
Smells like: nothing in particularly. We like it for its function.
It works by attracting and retaining moisture in your skin - what the fancy people call a ‘humectant’. It will help leave your skin feeling as soft as eating a soft-serve on a Sunday in silk sheets. It’s particularly good for sensitive and dry skin types.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1, #2, #3, and #4



Grapeseed oil
Serious name: Vitis vinifera
Smells like: If you gave olive oil a pinch of sugar and salt.
Easily absorbed and gentle on the skin, grapeseed oil is suitable for all skin types. With high levels of betacarotene, Vitamins C, D and E, and essential fatty acids, it works to minimise the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars and its anti-inflammatory properties work to prevent acne, redness and skin irritation. It's non-comodogenic, too, which is just a fancy way of saying it doesn’t clog your pores.
Find it in: Be Radiant Cleansing Oil


Hemp seed oil

Serious name: Cannabis sativa
Smells like: Dipping your sourdough in a small bowl of olive oil, next to a bowl of almonds on a picnic.
Rich in a range of minerals, and Vitamins A, D and E, this oil will help promote healthy, smooth skin. It works to increase your skin’s elasticity and protect your skin from drying out or developing fine lines, giving you skin that is the exact opposite of an elephant.
Find it in: Be Vibrant Body Oil; Be Serene Body Oil; Be Sensual Body Oil; Be Tranquil Body Oil



Hyaluronic acid
Serious name: Sodium hyaluronate
Smells like: nothing in particularly. We like it for its function.
They call this ‘the fountain of youth’ and it’s easy to understand why. It’s an effective humectant – meaning it’s really good at keeping your skin hydrated and full of moisture – and it has strong rejuvenating benefits, giving skin a smooth, soft, plump appearance, decreasing fine lines in the process. We get ours via a cruelty-free method, using enzymes from a bacteria based bio-fermentation process, as opposed to using animal products like many others do.
Find it in: Be Radiant Corrective Beauty Toner


Jojoba oil
Serious name: Simmondsia chinensis
Smells like: A warm, dimly lit room, a water feature trickling in the background, whilst a man with an ambiguous name massages you.
Is a golden liquid wax, made from the jojoba bean - which are two fun words to say together. More importantly, it can mimic our skin’s natural oils, therefore penetrate deep into our skin layers – where our cells rejuvenate - taking along other nutrients, too: essential fatty acids, Vitamins A, D and E, and high levels of antioxidants. Particularly, they boast regenerative, hydrating and protective properties, helping with uneven skin tone, pigmentation, and dry, sensitive and oil skin types.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #2, #3, and #4; Be Radiant Cleansing Oil


Liquorice root (supercritical CO2 extract)
Serious name: Glycyrrhiza glabra
Smells like: A father’s day special assorted box from Daryl Lea.
Besides being a delicious treat, especially when wrapped in chocolate, liquorice root is known for it’s skin whitening and brightening abilities, particularly for minimising the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. It also contains an active compound called glabridin, which studies have shown help to prevent UV-B induced pigmentation, as well as having anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. Liquorice also contains an excellent amount of antioxidant properties, fighting free radicals and the skin damage they cause.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #3, and #4


Lupin seed extract
Serious name: Lupinus albus
Smells like: A post lunch stroll in a North American woods.
This Mediterranean beauty is widely loved for its ability to trigger the production of high quality collagen, promoting firmness and elasticity in your skin. Particularly, it is renowned for its ability to increase the synthesis type I collagen - the most abundant collagen that breaks down with age - which is exactly what you want if you’re experiencing mature, tired and heavy skin.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #2



Marula oil
Serious name: Sclerocarya birrea
Smells like: Somewhere between an apple, a mango and bottle of suntan oil.
This oil has a pretty similar make up to the oils in your own body so it plays nicely with your skin; healing and hydrating it without clogging or irritating it. It’s nutritious too, feeding your skin essential fatty acids, antioxidants and nutrients that help heal skin tissue, reduce redness and blotchiness, restore skin elasticity, and protect your skin from free radical damage and premature ageing.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1, #2, and #3



MSM from pine trees
Serious name: Dimethyl sulphone
Smells like: a blank white room with no doors or windows; nothing.
This fancy sounding ingredient is a sulphur compound fundamental for collagen production. And as you can guess, we get ours from pine trees. It works to even skin tone, decrease hyper-pigmentation, reduce the appearance of age spots, and to soften the skin. As well as an anti-inflammatory, it also encourages your skin to pick up the right nutrients and detox the bad ones.
Find it in: Be Radiant Corrective Beauty Toner



Mulberry leaf extract
Serious name: Morus nigra
Smells like: The love child of a grape and a blackberry, with a lemon twist.
Mulberries are a powerhouse of nutrients; full of Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as a bunch of antioxidants that fight cell-damaging free radicals. They’re also renowned for their skin lightening and rejuvenating properties, working to improve the appearance of sun spots, blemishes and other skin irregularities. Your skin will be left glowing and your body feel vitalised. The leaves go nice in a cuppa, too.
Find it in: Be Radiant Corrective Beauty Toner



Oleo-active pomegranate extract
Serious name: Punica granatum
Smells like: A champagne cocktail with floral notes, a hint of grape and a dash of berry.
They’re a delicious burst of flavour in any salad but they’re delicious for your skin, too, bursting with properties that each work to protect, nourish, and rejuvenate your skin. In particular, pomegranate works to trigger the production of keratinocyte – a particular cell found in the outermost layer of your skin – and stop the enzymes that break down collagen. It’s high levels of Vitamin C also help support the formation of more collagen. Making it good for the insides and outsides of your body.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #2, and #3


Olive oil
Serious name: Olea europaea
Smells like: It would go well with some sourdough and olive tapenade.
Ours goes well with skin that is dry, sun exposed, and damaged by the environment. We use extra-virgin cold-pressed olive oil, as it’s naturally bursting with vitamins, minerals, good fatty-acids and anti-oxidants to nourish and repair tainted skin. You’ll be feeling as moisturised as your lips do post-starter, pre-main.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #2



Prickly pear seed oil
Serious name: Opuntia ficus-indica
Smells like: Sweet and refreshing, like a cross between bubblegum and a watermelon, but not a pear.
The only thing prickly about this oil is its original cactus-like form. Absorbed quickly, this oil works to nourish, moisturise and soften the skin, leaving your lines and wrinkles smooth, your dark spots bright again, and your pores just right. Whilst it will remedy the signs of ageing, it’s also there to protect you against them, with a potent level of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, ensuring there’s nothing free about those free radicals.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1, #2, and #3



Radish root ferment
Serious name: Lactobacillus ferment
Smells like: A German sauerkraut and baked potato salad.
Is a natural and effective anti-microbial agent, which means it restricts the growth of bad micro-organism on your skin and in our skincare products. It’s also extremely hydrating for your skin, giving you the look and feel of a plump and balanced complexion.
Find it in: Be Radiant Corrective Beauty Toner; Be Vibrant Face Mist; Be Serene Face Mist; Be Sensual Face Mist; Be Tranquil Face Mist


Red raspberry seed (supercritical CO2 extract)
Serious name: Rubus idaeus
Smells like: A bag of lollies from Sovereign Hill.
Full of Vitamin E, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, this sweet-seed helps to reduce the destruction of collagen, one of the causes of wrinkles. It’s widely used to repair skin damaged by environmental factors, whilst also providing protection against any further damage.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #2



Rhatany root (supercritical CO2 extract)
Serious name: Krameria triandra
Smells like: A piece of driftwood that's started to flower for some miraculous reason.
Think of a little shrub with large red flowers, growing on a sandy mountain-slope. Now picture the roots in that sand. Because that’s what we’re talking about. Rich in antioxidants, anti-microbacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, the rhatany root packs a bunch of benefits for your skin. In particular, it’s renowned for protecting the skin against cellular oxidation, UV radiation and elastin degradation – code for premature ageing and environmentally damaged skin.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #3


Rose hydrosol
Serious name: Rosa damascena
Smells like: A valentines day flower delivery truck.
Helping to reduce the appearance of broken capillaries and inflammation, the power of the flower is in its nourishing and hydrating properties, leaving you feeling calm and your skin feeling bouncy. It will treat your skin better than the 14th of February treats all the single ladies.
Find it in: Be Radiant Corrective Beauty Toner


Rosemary leaf oil (supercritical CO2 extract)
Serious name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Smells like: Roast potatoes on a Sunday night at your parent’s place
This tasteful seasoning fights the signs of ageing before they hit you. Anti inflammatory (unlike the potatoes), and anti-microbial compounds, help to keep your skin firm and elastic, like the waistband in your trackies after dinner.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1, #2, #3, and #4; Be Radiant Cleansing Oil




Rosehip oil (supercritical CO2 extract)
Serious name: Rosa canina
Smells like: A warm hug from your aunt with the floral perfume.
Not to be confused with rose essential oil. It is extremely high in Vitamin C, essential fatty acids and is known to help effectively improve dry, weathered skin - no matter the actual weather. The remarkable skin healing and regenerating properties of rosehip oil make it particularly beneficial for treating burns, scars, stretch marks and mature skin, working to reduce the effects of sun damage, fine lines and that thing called life.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1, 2, 3; Be Vibrant Body Oil; Be Serene Body Oil; Be Sensual Body Oil; Be Tranquil Body Oil


Seabuckthorn oil (supercritical CO2 extract)
Serious name: Hippophae rhamnoides
Smells like: A secret handshake with a dolphin.
This oil is high in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, Vitamins A, C and E, making it great for treating inflammation, redness and other skin sensitive issues. It also offers photo-protective properties, which means it provides natural sun-protection. Other photo-protective properties include ensuring that every angle is your good angle, and you won’t need any filter. Beneficial for all skin types.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1, #2, #3, and #4



St Johns Wort (supercritical CO2 extract)
Serious name: Hypericum perforatum
Smells like: your own personal army.
St Johns Wort has been commonly used to help you feel good on the inside, treating depression in a natural way. It also makes you look good on the outside, working to hydrate, heal, soothe and protect, particularly sensitive skin types. It helps to support elastin production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties help to prevent acne. That's definitely something to feel good about.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1


Spilanthes acmella flower extract
Serious name: Spilanthes acmella
Smells like: A hot mug of herbal tea on a rainy night.
Known as ‘nature’s botox’, this flower is renowned for its ability to relax facial tension, firm your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Because we smile, frown and laugh, our skin is subjected to thousands of involuntary micro-contractions every day, which lead to wrinkles and they can become more visible over time. It is the muscle relaxant properties in spilanthes acmella that slows down these micro-contractions, making it effective at helping to reduce the appearance of these fine lines. So you can keep smiling, frowning, and laughing all day, every day.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #2


Sunflower seed oil
Serious name: Helianthus annuus
Smells like: The sunflower field that Dorothy skips past in her red shoes.
This easily absorbed oil is an excellent skin conditioner that works to prevent the skin from drying out. It’s high in Vitamins A, C and E, as well as possessing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, making it ideal for oily skin types and acne prone skin. It’s however suitable for all skin types, and especially beneficial in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and dry, damaged skin.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1, #2, #3, and #4; Be Radiant Cleansing Oil; Be Vibrant Body Oil; Be Serene Body Oil; Be Sensual Body Oil; Be Tranquil Body Oil


Tamanu seed oil
Serious name: Calophyllum inophyllum
Smells like: A fresh batch of nuts roasting at the local farmers market.
This oil is rich in essential fatty acids with anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-acne and anti-fungal properties; so much anti you’ll feel like you’re listening to Rihanna’s eighth studio album. Tamanu is renowned for its ability to accelerate wound healing and the growth of healthy skin, particularly with acne and acne-scars. It is easily absorbed in to the skin, leaving a soft, smooth, non-greasy feel, and will have you looking as fresh as the Prince of Bel-Air.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #4


Vitamin B3
Serious name: Niacinamide
Smells like: An ab’ and butt workout in a park.
The supportive one in the vitamin group, B3 works to enhance cell growth, boost the effect of moisturisers, and to bring about a more even skin tone. It helps to reduce the appearance of age spots, blemishes and blotches, bringing a fountain of youth to your bathroom cabinet. It’s excellent at helping improve all skin types, whether that be sensitive, acne-prone, mature, irritated / rosacea or resting bitch face.
Find it in: Be Radiant Corrective Beauty Toner


Vitamin E
Serious name: Tocopherol
Smells like: A sunflower opening it’s petals in the morning light.
An effective antioxidant to provide protection from environmental damage, as well as free radicals that contribute to cell damage, premature ageing and wrinkle formation. You’ll look great and feel better when they ask you for ID when shopping for your next bottle of champagne. Vitamin E also repairs scarring and improves dry, dull skin. It won’t help improve your mother in law’s roast though, that will always be dry.
Find it in: Be Radiant Beauty Oil #1, #2, #3, and #4; Be Radiant Cleansing Oil


Wheatgerm oil
Serious name: Triticum vulgare
Smells like: A game of hide and seek in a wheat field.
It’s rich in proteins, vitamins A, B, D and E, and a bunch of good fats that will get your brain working. It also helps to protect skin cells from environmental damage, including UV rays. Particularly helpful for dry, ageing skin, eczema, psoriasis and stretch marks, so you can feel confident buying the bikini you want, and boycott the one-piece you don't need.
Find it in: Be Effective Body Oil [for stretch marks]


Not sure what supercritical CO2 extracts are? This is the scientific term that we use to describe extremely pure plant extracts, produced using a highly efficient process. It starts with pumping pressurised carbon dioxide into a chamber filled with the plant matter. Then the carbon dioxide is subjected to pressure, a lot of pressure. Not like, ‘I have a report due in 1 hour that I haven’t started’ pressure. But ‘a male African elephant riding on a blue whale, carrying a small child in an egg and spoon race’ kind of pressure. When under this kind of pressure, carbon dioxide it becomes supercritical, obtaining liquid properties whilst remaining in a gaseous state. Because of this, the CO2 functions as a solvent, puling the oils, pigment and resin from the plant matter. Traditional extraction processes use heated water, steam or solvents like hexane, heptane or ethanol, which can cause damage to the plant matter and / or the environment.